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Etihad Ducks Trump Clash With Pledge Not to Add U.S. Routes

  • Hogan says Abu Dhabi carrier is happy with existing network
  • U.S. rivals had previously campaigned to stem Gulf growth
An Airbus SAS A380 passenger aircraft, operated by Etihad Airways PJSC, takes off at London Heathrow airport in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Etihad Airways PJSC sought to head off the prospect of further clashes over its U.S. expansion now that Donald Trump is president, saying it has no plans to add destinations beyond those already served.

“We are not flying into any further points in the U.S.A.,” Etihad Aviation Group Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said Wednesday in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “We are very comfortable with our American network.”