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A clear commercial mandate

  • In the history of global aviation, no other national airline has set such rigorous commercial goals as Etihad Airways.
  • Our mandate is to operate commercially, delivering sustainable long term profitability. 
  • Our shareholder set a target of profitability within our first decade – and we beat that target.  We have delivered net profits in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (2014 figures not yet released).
  • Profitable operation and commercial business decision-making lies at the heart of our business.
  • Other national airlines are also focused on profitability today – but many of these had decades of state-funded, unprofitable growth during which they could build dominant market positions.
  • Despite our position as a new entrant in a highly capital-intensive business, we keep a clear focus on profitability.

Our revenue growth over the last 9 years