Rival airlines Emirates, Etihad agree to share info, intelligence

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 2:15 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates and Etihad Airways signed a deal on Monday to share information and intelligence, the first agreement between the two rival airlines based in the United Arab Emirates.

Emirates President Tim Clark and Etihad Airway's new Group Chief Executive Tony Douglas signed an MoU; and the agreement is between Emirates unit 'Emirates Group Security' and Etihad parent Etihad Aviation Group, according to a statement from Emirates.

Clark had told Reuters in October that Dubai-based Emirates was open to cooperating with Abu Dhabi's Etihad.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)