Etihad Airways says plans partnership with Garuda
DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi flag carrier Etihad Airways will sign a partnership agreement with Indonesian airline Garuda (GIAA.JK) on Thursday, Etihad said on Wednesday.
The deal will be signed by Etihad chief executive James Hogan and Garuda CEO Emirsyah Satar in Abu Dhabi, the company said in statement that gave no details of the partnership.
An Etihad spokesman said he could not comment further.
Etihad this year sealed a codeshare deal with Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA), under which the airlines will share flights.
(Reporting by Andrew Torchia; Editing by Dan Lalor)
DETROIT/NEW YORK - Ford Motor Co's board of directors plans to press Chief Executive Alan Mulally soon for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the job of CEO at Microsoft Corp.
WASHINGTON - U.S. small business sentiment bounced back from a seven-month low in November, with owners setting their sights on creating more jobs and expanding operations.
BEIJING/HONG KONG - China reiterated its opposition on Thursday to a European Union plan to limit airline carbon dioxide emissions and called for talks to resolve the issue a day after its major airlines refused to pay any carbon costs under the new law.