Etihad Airways’ objective with its new Partners initiative is not to compete with the three global alliances but to link members’ frequent flier programs, synchronize networks and see cost efficiencies, Etihad president and CEO James Hogan told ATW in an exclusive interview Thursday. Etihad announced yesterday a new brand that envelops Etihad and five of its partner airlines in a group that will synchronize schedules and frequent flier benefits in a similar way to the three ...

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