Air New Zealand has signed a codeshare agreement
with Etihad Airways providing Air New Zealand customers with
flight options to and through the Middle East for the first time.
Air New Zealand will codeshare on Etihad's services between
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Abu Dhabi as well as between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow.
Etihad Airways will codeshare on
Air New Zealand trans-Tasman and domestic services.
codeshare will also integrate Air New Zealand Airpoints and
Etihad's Etihad Guest loyalty programmes, enabling customers to
earn and spend on each other's flights.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways' Chief Executive Officer said,
"This opens up five key destinations in New Zealand that we have
been eager to offer to our customers for a long time and we are
certain the connections and seamless flight experience offered by
Etihad and Air New Zealand will appeal to business and leisure
Air New Zealand's
codeshare on Etihad will cover:
•11 return flights per week
between Sydney and Abu Dhabi
•3 return flights per week between
Brisbane and Abu Dhabi
•7 return flights per week between
Melbourne and Abu Dhabi
•3 return flights per day between Abu
Dhabi and London Heathrow
Etihad's codeshare on Air New Zealand will
•Domestic services between Auckland,
Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown
between Sydney and Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua and
•Trans-Tasman services between Brisbane and
Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington
from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to Melbourne
codeshare flights are expected to be on sale from the end of
February for travel from the end of March following relevant government approvals.
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