Etihad Airways has acquired a 2.987% stake in
The Abu Dhabi-based airline said the purchase reflects its desire to
forge a commercial partnership with the Irish national carrier.
Etihad Airways operates 10 flights a week from Abu Dhabi to Dublin
and has carried more than 750,000 passengers between the two
capitals since it began flying the route in July, 2007.
The airline has a premium lounge at Dublin Airport, an
engineering maintenance facility and has conducted recruitment
drives across the country. It also recently
sponsorship of the Gaelic Athletic Association, signing a
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