Interline and codeshare offerings will be progressively rolled out over the coming weeks
Etihad Airways has launched reciprocal interline partnerships with three new airline partners: Philippine Airlines (PAL), Austrian Airlines (OS) and Airlink South Africa (4Z).
The airline has also relaunched interline links with Biman Bangladesh and codeshares with Air Seychelles (HM) and ITA Airways (AZ).
The deals means customers of all partner airlines will have access to enhanced connectivity to destinations across each other’s networks on a single ticket and only have to check in once at the start of their flight, with their baggage checked through to the final destination.
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Etihad chief revenue officer Arik De said: “Broadening our network reach, and allowing more guests to come visit Abu Dhabi has always guided our purpose. These six interline/code agreements make life easier for guests of all the airlines involved.
"With Austrian Airlines, this tie-in gives our guests access to 58 European destinations via Vienna, operated by Etihad daily during the summer, and joins the other four members of the Lufthansa Group with whom we already have interline or codeshare agreements."
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Etihad's deal with Airlink South Africa gives connecting guests via Johannesburg flights seamless access to 16 domestic destinations in South Africa, and 25 regional African destinations, and it complements Etihad's existing options with South African Airways.
Teaming up with Philippine Airlines provides easy access to 19 domestic Filipino destinations, including Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Kalibo, to and from Etihad’s double daily Manila service, to the large Filipino diaspora living in the UAE.
The expanded interline and codeshare offerings will be progressively rolled out across Etihad sales channels and travel agents, over the coming weeks.
For more information, visit www.etihad.com