Etihad halts Damascus flights

ETIHAD Airways has suspended flights between Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Damascus over safety concerns in the wake of the deteriorating security position in Syria.
“The safety of passengers and crew is paramount to the airline,” a spokesperson states.
The carrier also confirmed its stake in Virgin Australia has increased from four per cent to 10 – representing 221 million shares – following the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board’s approval.
Etihad’s chief executive officer James Hogan reiterated that the airline has no plans to become a major shareholder.
His comment comes after news of its acquisition sparked fears of a takeover in June.
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