Etihad Airways has grown very fast. Is this growth rate sustainable? We had to ramp up very fast to compete with Emirates and Qatar Airways. After only our seventh year of operation [2010], Etihad carried 7.1 million passengers. It took Qatar 13 years and Emirates 18 years to get to that point. Achieving that growth so quickly has put a lot of pressure on the business, but we successfully built a network that spans 84 destinations in 52 countries and we built a brand that is regarded as ...

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