Etihad and Aerolíneas Argentinas sign codeshare agreement
Etihad Airways and Aerolíneas Argentinas have launched a new codeshare partnership, creating connections via Rome and Madrid to Buenos Aires and onwards to nine other Argentinian destinations: Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Iguazú, Salta, Mar del Plata, Bariloche, Trelew and Ushuaia.
Aerolíneas Argentinas guests now have access to Etihad Airways’ network of over 100 destinations from its Abu Dhabi hub via the Italian and Spanish capitals. Members of both airlines’ loyalty programmes, Etihad Guest and Aerolíneas Plus, will soon be able to earn and redeem miles on the codeshare flights.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, said: “This codeshare demonstrates the importance of Argentina as a vital travel market for Etihad Airways in Latin America given the growing tourism, cultural and business opportunities that exist between the UAE and Argentina.
Etihad Airways has introduced the Boeing 787-9 aircraft on its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, having previously operated the 787 Dreamliner on the Amsterdam service in the summer of 2016.
The 787 Dreamliner is configured with 299 seats, 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief executive officer, said: “The decision to upgrade our daily Amsterdam service to the 787 Dreamliner aircraft reflects the importance of the Netherlands market.
“We received great customer feedback when we first flew the aircraft to the Dutch capital last summer, and I’m very pleased that more travellers will now be able to enjoy the superior levels of comfort and technology it offers, year- round. ”