Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, said its 33.3 per cent investment in the Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline has been approved by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).
Since January last y
Etihad Airways, which plans to buy a third of Switzerland's Darwin Airline, has agreed to relinquish a role in the appointment of top executives in order to secure approval for the deal, the Swiss carrier said.
Swiss authorities have warned that a plan by Etihad Airways to buy a third of Switzerland's Darwin Airline does not meet legal requirements to be approved, as foreign stakes in European airlines come under increasing scrutiny.
Etihad Regional marked the start of a twice-weekly service linking Geneva in Switzerland, and Toulouse in southwestern France.
Flight F7464 touched down at Toulouse-Blagnac airport yesterday at 4:40pm local time and the newly bran
Swiss-based airline Etihad Regional was launched in Zurich today heralding a new era of improved regional and international connections for travellers in Europe.
Established in partnership with UAE national carrier, Etihad Airways