Etihad Codeshare Agreements
Etihad Airways which has an equity status in Jet Airways, Air Berlin and Alitalia has expanded its codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, gaining regulatory approval to codeshare on nine additional routes. Etihad will place its codes on Hong Kong Airlines’ scheduled flights between Chek Lap Kok and Auckland. Hong Kong Airlines has placed its code on Etihad Airways’ flights between Abu Dhabi and Paris, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Manchester, Milan, Munich, New York and Zürich.
Meanwhile, Etihad Cargo has launched three new freighter services in Europe, flying Boeing 777Fs from East Midlands and Stansted in the UK and from Copenhagen in Denmark. Etihad Cargo also operates main deck capacity from Amsterdam, Frankfurt (Frankfurt Main and Frankfurt-Hahn), Milan, Brussels and Zargoza.
Air Astana has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo acquired from Air Lease Corporation which is one of 11 A320 neo Family aircraft contracted for by the Kazakh airline. Configured in a two-class layout, with 16 Business Class seats and 132 in Economy, Air Astana already operates a fleet of 13 A320ceo Family aircraft on the carrier’s domestic and international network.