Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement
with Aerolíneas Argentinas, one of South Americas leading
Effective 1 February 2015, the agreement will
offer Etihad Airways passengers greater access to South America
via Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires hub.
As part of the agreement, Etihad Airways will
place its EY flight code on Aerolíneas Argentinas operated
flights across the Argentinian airlines extensive domestic
network, as well as to key destinations in South America including
Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay.
Travellers will be able
to fly on Etihad Airways marketed flights to Buenos Aires and
from there to 20 popular destinations in South America including:
Asuncion, Bariloche, Bahia Blanca, Comodoro Rivadavia, Cordoba, El
Calafate, Iguazú, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Montevideo, Neuquén, Rio
Gallegos, Rio Grande, Rosario, Salta, San Juan, Santiago de Chile, Trelew, Tucuman and Ushuaia.
Flights under the
codeshare agreement can be booked from mid-January 2015 via travel
agents or through the airlines sales offices and contact centres.
Aerolineas Argentinas President and CEO, Mariano Recalde, said,
We are delighted to sign this agreement with Etihad Airways, which offers its passengers enhanced connectivity within Argentina
and the Southern Cone of the Americas, through the extensive Aerolineas network.
In June 2013,
launched non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and São Paulo, the
airlines first destination in South America. The flights
currently offer 3,360 seats per week between the two cities and
connect to 31 destinations across North Africa, the Persian Gulf,
the Indian Subcontinent and Asia.