Etihad Airlines received $US3 billion interest-free loan from Abu Dhabi royal family

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  1. whatmeworry

    whatmeworry Established Member

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    No wonder companies like Qantas can't compete.

     

  2. maninblack

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    Etihad Airlines received $US3 billion interest-free loan from Abu Dhabi royal...

    Indeed. It's a big power game for the 3 big ME carriers now and a big ego game for their backers. They each want to dominate and they have the financial resources to give it a shot. Almost no-one wants to actually travel to Abu Dhabi or Dubai or Doha, it has been a really odd change in people's travel methodology over the past decade.
     
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  3. zainman

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    Re: Etihad Airlines received $US3 billion interest-free loan from Abu Dhabi royal fam

    IMHO QF has bigger problems.
     
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    zainman Established Member

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    Great document. Thanks for the link!
     
  6. maninblack

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    You are 100% right but that was a long time ago, this is now.
     
  7. marki

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    Re: Etihad Airlines received $US3 billion interest-free loan from Abu Dhabi royal fam

    So the truth comes out. We really should be helping QF too then?


    Sent from my iPhone using AustFreqFly
     
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    Re: Etihad Airlines received $US3 billion interest-free loan from Abu Dhabi royal fam

    Not to discredit the graph but I really think if you are going to graph it, it should be a consistent unit money wise and scaled by amount as well.
    I am sure I am not the only one thinking that the graph is distorted.
     
  9. markis10

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    Re: Etihad Airlines received $US3 billion interest-free loan from Abu Dhabi royal fam

    Given a graph is an ordered pair requiring 2 elements, its not a graph, just a timeline aka a project artifact. I am intrigued by the figure wingtips and their variance though.
     
  10. whatmeworry

    whatmeworry Established Member

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    Re: Etihad Airlines received $US3 billion interest-free loan from Abu Dhabi royal fam

    Emirates has some really nice propaganda. Emirates is still owned by their government and thus still any figure or statistic by Emirates can be manipulated by Emirates.

    Funny that Emirates second most important market is Germany... Didn't QF give up Frankfurt and onward airports?

    Emirates business model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  11. markis10

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    Are you saying the figures published are not true? BTW the comments about Germany are irrelevant, they are not talking about Germany to Australia or even Germany to Asia, the markets QF were playing in.
     
  12. Sprucegoose

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    Can't wait until we go direct and leave someone else to play in the sandcastle
     
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