Etihad Airways has received a $3 billion interest-free loan from the Abu Dhabi government that becomes due only in 2027, Booz & Company and Etihad documents show. The loan has helped finance the carrier’s growth and acquisition strategy which – competitors claim – is based largely on the availability of government subsidies. According to the documents, the Abu Dhabi government, Etihad’s only shareholder, has provided the loan and an additional $3.5 billion in ...


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