The emirate of Abu Dhabi intends to withdraw its shareholding in Gulf Air over the next six months, leaving just two owners of the Middle Eastern carrier: The Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman. Qatar, the fourth founding partner, left in May 2002. Gulf Air President and CEO James Hogan said there will be no change to the carrier's "core approach to business or to its ongoing business strategy." The announcement does not come as a complete surprise because the emirate launched its ...

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