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MILLION DOLLARS IN AIRPORT FEE EXEMPTIONS

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MILLION DOLLARS IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS

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BILLION DOLLARS IN GOVERNMENT CAPITAL INJECTIONS

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BILLION DOLLARS IN LOANS AND SHAREHOLDERS ADVANCES WITH NO REPAYMENT OBLIGATION

Since it was founded in mid-2003, Etihad Airways has received over $17 billion dollars in subsidies from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

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.

americans4fairskies2015Etihad’s Subsidies