Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan has urged EU governments and airlines to embrace external investment to help strengthen the aviation industry. Hogan said aviation was a “global, not regional, industry, generating strong economic and social benefits”, and that Etihad “wanted to engage with Europe for mutual gain.” Hogan also said that “external investment is not a threat. It is an opportunity to strengthen airlines, and to support employment and economic growth.” Etihad Airways has acquired minority stakes in three European airlines – airberlin (29.2%), Aer Lingus (4.99%) and Air Serbia (49%). The airline recently finalized the acquisition of a 33.3%
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