Etihad Airways, Kuwait Air ink codeshare deal

Etihad places EY code on Kuwait's flights to Dhaka

- A Monitor Report01 Jan, 2020 | 1105 Views|-+
Dubai : Etihad Airways will place its 'EY' code on Kuwait Airways-operated flights from Abu Dhabi to Dhaka in Bangladesh as per a new codeshare agreement between the two carriers effective January 5, 2020, announced the two carriers.

The codeshare will also be applied to Kuwait's flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuwait and Najaf in Iraq.

In turn, Kuwait Airways will place its 'KU' code on Etihad flights from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi, Belgrade, Casa-blanca, Rabat, Khartoum, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, Male, and Mahe.

Tony Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said the codeshare partnership will give the Abu Dhabi carrier "unprecedented access to important markets" it currently does not serve.

He also emphasised Iraq and Bangladesh markets, stating Etihad has "significant point-to-point and transfer traffic".

Kuwait Airways said the deal will allow its customers to book connecting flights on both airlines using one reservation and will enhance ties between Kuwait and the UAE.

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