Etihad blasts U.S. subsidy allegations as ‘hypocrisy’

  Etihad Airways on Monday became the first of threePersian Gulf airlines accused of receiving billions in government subsidies to release a formal response with U.S. officials, calling the claims “inflammatory and inaccurate.” Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways are accused of receiving $42 billion in subsidies during the last decade, according to detailed allegations filed with the U.S. government in January by the three largest airlines: American, Delta and United. But Etihad denied getting $17 billion in subsidies, as alleged. Etihad also charged that the three U.S. airlines received $70…

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