Etihad Airways and Air France have increased the
number of codeshare destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia and
Europe for summer 2013.
Now placing its EY flight code on Air France
flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Oslo and Stockholm,
Etihad Airways expects to build on the existing joint codeshare
routes from Paris-CDG to Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Madrid, Nice and
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 the Sudanese capital,
Khartoum, and to two cities in Australia – Melbourne and Sydney.
The French carrier also expects to be able to place its AF code shortly
on Etihad Airways services between Singapore and Brisbane.
Furthermore and 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, Mahé (Seychelles) and Male (Maldives).
Dominique Patry, Vice President International
Affairs and Alliances at Air France said, “Our strategic
partnership with Etihad Airways continues to flourish and, as a
result of the expansion of codeshare services, our travellers now
have enhanced access to Abu Dhabi and to key cities in Africa,
Australia Asia and Europe."
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