Etihad Airways and EGYPTAIR, have announced a significant expansion of its codeshare partnership, widening its horizons to cover more destinations in Africa as well as North Asia and Australia.
The initial phase of the agreement was launched in March 2017 and saw both Etihad Airways and EGYPTAIR place their codes on each other’s flights operating between Abu Dhabi and Cairo. The second phase of expansion of the current codeshare partnership will see Etihad Airways place its ‘EY’ code on EGYPTAIR flights to a number of African destinations including Ndjamena in Chad, Nairobi in Kenya, Khartoum in Sudan, Entebbe in Uganda, Johannesburg in South Africa, and subject to government approvals, on flights to Nigeria, Eritrea and Tanzania, through the Star Alliance carrier’s Cairo hub.
The expanded partnership will also see EGYPTAIR place its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights from Abu Dhabi to Seoul, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and subject to government approvals, on flights to China.
Etihad Airways has been serving the Abu Dhabi – Cairo route since 2004, and currently operates five daily flights between the two capitals. EGYPTAIR operates up to three daily services on the route.
Sales on the expanded agreement are open, for travel from 2 May onwards.