Etihad A330-200. By Rob Finlayson Abu Dhabi (AUH)-based Etihad Airways (EY) confirmed Tuesday it has acquired a 3.96% equity stake in Virgin Australia (DJ) Holdings, and almost immediately increased that stake to 4.99% a day later. The UAE carrier’s stake in the Australian airline has been built over recent weeks, through purchases on the open market. In a statement, EY said it “remains interested in building a larger stake over time, but will only do so after ...

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