MILLION DOLLARS IN AIRPORT FEE EXEMPTIONS
MILLION DOLLARS IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS
BILLION DOLLARS IN GOVERNMENT CAPITAL INJECTIONS
BILLION DOLLARS IN LOANS AND SHAREHOLDERS ADVANCES WITH NO REPAYMENT OBLIGATION
Etihad’s CEO has gone on the record as saying that Etihad has one shareholder [Abu Dhabi] and is government owned.
While neither of those facts qualify as a violation of the Open Skies agreement, the $17 billion+ that Etihad has received from Abu Dhabi over the past 10 years clearly does.
The World Trade Organization has very clear definitions of what constitutes a subsidy. These definitions help to understand the scope of support Etihad has, and still is, receiving from the government of Abu Dhabi.