ETI­HAD AND SAU­DIA EX­PAND CODE­SHARE PART­NER­SHIP

Both air­line heads met dur­ing Saudi In­ter­na­tional Airshow to dis­cuss the pos­si­bil­ity of new code­share routes in Africa and Asia

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Both air­line heads met dur­ing the Saudi In­ter­na­tional Airshow to dis­cuss new code­share routes in Africa and Asia

The lead­er­ship of both Eti­had Air­ways and Saudi Ara­bian Air­lines (SAU­DIA) met dur­ing the Saudi In­ter­na­tional Airshow and used the opportunit­y to ex­plore new ways of ex­pand­ing their code­share part­ner­ship.

Dat­ing back to Novem­ber 2018, the code­share part­ner­ship be­tween Eti­had and Sau­dia has ben­e­fit­ted over 16,000 trav­ellers to date. As per the agree­ment, each air­line has adopted ‘EY’ and ‘SV’ codes on 14 routes, which in­cludes the ad­di­tion of Vi­enna that was in­tro­duced this week.

Sau­dia will also place its ‘SV’ code on Eti­had flights to Tokyo, Nagoya, and Baku.

“The close and ex­pand­ing part­ner­ship be­tween Eti­had and Sau­dia is giv­ing us a unique opportunit­y to build on the deep ties that ex­ist be­tween the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia and the United Arab Emi­rates, As the na­tional air­line of the UAE, this is - a role we are ex­tremely proud to play,” said Tony Dou­glas, Group CEO, Eti­had Avi­a­tion Group.

“With greater choice now avail­able, more flex­i­bil­ity across both our sched­ules and world-lead­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices, to­gether, we now fly ap­prox­i­mately 150 guests per day across each other’s net­works. Our plan is to grow this num­ber con­sid­er­ably through ex­pan­sion of the code­share agree­ment in the com­ing months, and to de­liver more ben­e­fits to our cus­tomers.”

The sec­ond phase for the ‘EY’ code will in­clude des­ti­na­tions to Al­giers, Dhaka and Er­bil, while the ‘SV’ code will in­clude Bris­bane, Mel­bourne, Syd­ney, Moscow, Dus­sel­dorf, Hong Kong, Kath­mandu, La­gos, Minsk, Ra­bat, As­tana, and more des­ti­na­tions in In­dia.

Both air­lines have been part­ners since 2018.

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