Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

EgyptAir and Etihad Airways sign codeshare agreement

Posted 1 March 2017 · Add Comment

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have announced a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases from 1 March 2017.

Under the initial phase of the agreement, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code on EgyptAir operated flights between Abu Dhabi and Cairo, while EgyptAir will place its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights between the two capital cities.

During the second phase, Etihad Airways will gain access to major cities across Africa on flights operated EgyptAir via its Cairo hub. In turn, EgyptAir will be able to access key routes to Australia and the Far East served by Etihad Airways from its Abu Dhabi operational hub. The third phase will see the EY code placed on domestic flights across Egypt.

Members of Etihad Airways’ and EgyptAir’s loyalty programmes – Etihad Guest and EgyptAir Plus – will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights at a later stage, with a view to expanding the partnership to include additional destinations on both airlines’ networks.

More than 390,000 passengers were carried on the Abu Dhabi – Cairo route in 2016 and over two million guests have travelled between the two countries since 2007.

Etihad Airways currently operates 28 flights each week between Abu Dhabi and Cairo, while EgyptAir serves the route 21 times a week.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief executive officer, said: “EgyptAir is one of Africa’s most established and renowned airlines with an extensive network spanning cities across the African continent. This new codeshare agreement reinforces Etihad Airways’ commitment to a partnership strategy with airlines around the world that provides guests with more travel options to destinations worldwide. Our newest partner will also help further promote tourism, cultural and business opportunities between the UAE and Africa.”

Captain Sherif Ezzat, EgyptAir chairman and chief executive officer, said: “EgyptAir is always keen on enhancing its network through partnering with strong airlines. Thus, we are delighted to be partnering with Etihad Airways. The agreement will open new skies to our customers and we look forward to working with Etihad Airways to offer all guests a superior service provided by our highly skilled and professional crews. 

"In a future phase, Etihad Airways customers will be able to enjoy the true Egyptian hospitality on board our flights to a number of African destinations with convenient timings in addition to accessing domestic destinations in Egypt."

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Third H160 prototype joins the flight test campaign

The third H160 prototype (PT3) has performed its maiden flight. With its cabin interior configuration similar to that of a serial aircraft, will contribute to certification activities and flight testing to ensure the aircraft's

Emirates launches campaign to promote Dubai hub and inspire travel

Emirates has launched a US$15 million campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's extensive network of global destinations including its home and hub, Dubai.

Turkish Airlines announces Passenger and Cargo Traffic Results for September 2017

The global carrier reached the highest Load Factor in last five years in September 2017, with 81.5% LF.

Inmarsat certified for Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi installations on Gulfstream G550 aircraft

Inmarsat has announced that its Jet ConneX business aviation inflight Wi-Fi service has received a Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for the popular Gulfstream G550 aircraft.

Qatar Airways Cargo's inaugural freighter touches down in Pittsburgh

Qatar Airways Cargo's Boeing 777 freighter arrived at Pittsburgh International Airport last Thursday to a water salute welcome. The cargo carrier launches Pittsburgh as its thirteenth freighter destination in the Americas.

Full speed ahead for Qatar's Wi-Fi

Passengers on many Qatar Airways' flights will soon be able to use high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi, thanks to Inmarsat's GX Aviation Ka-band satellite connectivity. Steve Nichols reports.

Kuwait Aviation SK1909310118
See us at
Aviation Show 267291117Aviation Africa BT18418Commercial Aircraft Financing BT2017AIMA Africa 2017AIME BT1204240118DASAS BT3006161117DIAC BT1105121117Global Aerospace BT28218DAS BT1105161117