facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Abu Dhabi leaving Gulf Air

Sept. 13, 2005 at 2:13 PM   |   Comments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi's government is cutting ties with Gulf Air to concentrate on its 1-year-old Etihad airline.

Gulf Air will continue to be owned and supported by the governments of Bahrain and Oman, the BBC reported Tuesday.

"Bahrain and Oman have reiterated their full support to ensure the continuity of Gulf Air and the future plans of the airline, in which both governments take full pride in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of the two countries," Gulf Air said in a statement.

Abu Dhabi's Etihad airline is the latest carrier to join the increasingly competitive industry in the region, led by fast-growing Emirates Airlines, which is owned by Dubai, and Qatar Airways.

Topics: Abu Dhabi
© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Apple sells 10 million new iPhones during the first weekend Apple sells 10 million new iPhones during the first weekend
2
Gazprom: Hungary ready for South Stream Gazprom: Hungary ready for South Stream
3
Obama called on to ban oil trains Obama called on to ban oil trains
4
Iraq, Kuwait deepen oil ties Iraq, Kuwait deepen oil ties
5
North Dakota bent on fighting sexual violence North Dakota bent on fighting sexual violence
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback