Etihad president James Hogan (R) & Maurizio Merlo of Darwin Airlines shake hands after sealing a deal
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Etihad boss: Europe flights deal is 'win-win scenario'

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is to become the first Gulf carrier to have its brand flying between European destinations after it bought a stake in Darwin Airline.

The small Swiss regional carrier has agreed to brand its own planes as 'Etihad Regional' and sport the Gulf carrier's paint - thereby marking a turning point in global aviation strategy.

Speaking at the Dubai Air Show, Etihad president James Hogan told the BBC's Simon Atkinson why the deal made sense.

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