Etihad Airways today launches its first
codeshare operation out of Pakistan. The new codeshare, with
American Airlines, offers customers in Pakistan convenient
connections between Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore and key
destinations in the US, including Washington, Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Dallas, Miami and Houston. The expansion follows the
original codeshare agreement made between Etihad Airways and
American Airlines in September 2009.
Passengers transferring between the two carriers will be able to
purchase a single ticket for their journey and enjoy the
convenience of being able to check in luggage through to their
“The US is a key market for Etihad and a
popular destination for many of our customers in Pakistan. Etihad
has seen substantial growth to and from the US over the past few
years and we are committed to strengthening the ties between the
Pakistan and US markets through this new codeshare,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad
Airways Chief Commercial Officer. “As our first codeshare out of Pakistan, we are delighted to
partner with American Airlines, one of the world’s largest and
most respected airlines and we look forward to strengthening this
strategic relationship further into the future.”
Etihad Airways currently places
its ‘EY’ code on a number of transatlantic services operated by
American Airlines between Europe and the US, as well as selected
domestic services operated beyond New York and Chicago. The
carriers recently confirmed that American Airlines will also place
its ‘AA’ code on Etihad services from Kuwait city, with Etihad
placing its two letter ‘EY’ code onto American Airlines operations
to Atlanta, Detroit and Minneapolis via Chicago.
Etihad Airways currently flies to three destinations in North
America - New York, Chicago and Toronto in Canada - and started
operations to Pakistan in 2004 with flights to and from Karachi.
Etihad now offers services to Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore as
well as 13 destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and 60
destinations across the globe.
currently operates transatlantic services from New York to
Barcelona, Brussels, Milan, London, Paris, Rome and Zurich;
Chicago to Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester,
Moscow, New Delhi, Paris and Rome; Miami to London, Madrid and
Paris; Dallas/Fort Worth to London, Madrid, Paris and Frankfurt;
Los Angeles to London; and Raleigh/Durham to London.
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