Etihad Airways, Air France strengthen ties

Abu Dhabi, May 3 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the UAE, and Air France have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe for the summer of 2013.

Now placing its EY flight code on Air France flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Oslo and Stockholm, Etihad Airways expects to build on the existing joint codeshare routes from Paris-CDG to Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Madrid, Nice and Toulouse.

Subject to further regulatory approvals, Etihad Airways expects to be able to place its EY code soon on Air France flights between Paris-CDG, Lisbon and Marseilles.

The UAE flag carrier flies twice daily between Abu Dhabi and Paris.

Air France is placing its AF code on Etihad Airways’ daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Sudanese capital Khartoum, and to two cities in Australia – Melbourne and Sydney.

The French carrier expects to be able to place its AF code shortly on Etihad Airways services between Singapore and Brisbane.

Subject to regulatory approvals, Air France foresees placing its AF code on routes between Abu Dhabi and Kathmandu.

The airline already places its AF code on Etihad Airways’ operated flights between Paris-CDG and Abu Dhabi, and onwards to Colombo, Seychelles and the Maldives.



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