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Etihad grounds Airbus freighter fleet as woes continue

Posted 25 January 2018 · Add Comment

Etihad woes continue following the failure of an investment strategy into Alitalia and other European airlines, as the Abu Dhabi airline attempts to cut costs.


News agency Reuters reported Etihad has grounded its Airbus freighter fleet, five A330 Freighters, and that it had opted to operate an all-Boeing 777 Freighter fleet.
It also reported that the airline is asking its pilots to take unpaid leave as it continues to rethink its strategy
Etihad declined to comment on whether it had offered pilots unpaid leave but confirmed the Airbus fleet of five A330 freighters had been grounded .
The airline reported a $1.87billion loss in 2016. Etihad's cargo operation slowed in 2016 to report flat growth of 596,000 tonnes handled, according to Reuters.
 

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