Etihad A319. Etihad Airways Head of Network Planning Imed Ben Abdallah said the carrier is pursuing a growth strategy "distinct" from Gulf rivals Emirates and Qatar Airways by focusing on developing point-to-point traffic to/from its Abu Dhabi base rather than pursuing broad based East-West transit traffic. Speaking at the World Route Development Forum in Vancouver last week, Abdallah told ATW, "Our focus is on building Abu Dhabi and bringing people into and out of ...

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