Darwin Airline's evolution as an Etihad investment in regional European flights has turned fossil
Things have come undone very publicly in the Etihad camp
There is a change of rhetoric going on between Lufthansa and Etihad that might remind us of Qantas and Emirates before they became best friends
If this had been happening in Australia, airberlin would have closed down and auctioned its routes and assets
The significance of Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa working as one in Germany wouldn’t be lost on Etihad and its one third stake in AirBerlin. This is all about the Changi hub versus the Middle East hubs, as well as a strike back at the ME3 in general.