Etihad Airways has issued a statement following the news that American Airlines has chosen to terminate its codeshare arrangement with the Abu Dhabi carrier.
Etihad issued a statement on the decision, saying it was ‘disappointed’ with the decision and called the parting: “anti-competitive and anti-consumer”.
A spokesperson for Etihad said:
“We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial codeshare relationship since 2009 that has provided passengers flying to and from the United States with more and better flight options to points in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and other destinations that historically have not been served by US airlines.
“The Etihad Airways/American Airlines relationship continued notwithstanding our differences on the so-called Open Skies political dispute.”