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Etihad Airways.(Africa/Middle East)(Brief Article)

Designated as "the national airline of the UAE," Etihad began commercial operations last Nov. 12 with a flight from home base Abu Dhabi to Beirut, the start of a rapid expansion of route network and capacity. A full-service, up-market carrier, it competes in a crowded market. Since rivals Qatar Airways and Emirates fly from separate Gulf hubs, the trio don't consider themselves to be direct competitors. …

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