Etihad Airways and Saudi-based nasair have signed an agreement to codeshare on 26 flight sectors across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
As per the agreement, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code on nasair flights between Madinah and Jeddah and Etihad Airways’ home base Abu Dhabi.
Nasair will place its ‘XY’ code on Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Colombo, Dhaka, Kuwait, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Tehran, Beirut, Bahrain, Muscat, Jakarta, Amman, Damascus, Basra, Baghdad, Erbil, Khartoum, Cairo, Tripoli, Istanbul and subsequently on flights operating to Europe, the Americas and South East Asia over the coming months.
Subject to regulatory approvals, Etihad Airways and nasair will display their respective codes on these routes during their winter schedules.
Etihad Airways’ President and CEO James Hogan said: “This codeshare agreement with nasair continues Etihad Airways’ pledge to connect air travelers with key destinations on our network and those of our partner airlines.”
Hogan added: “The agreement enables Etihad Airways to boost our connections to Jeddah, and for the first time, Madinah.”
Captain Francois Bouteiller, nasair’s CEO, said: “This new codeshare partnership with one of the fastest growing major airlines in the world is just one of many strategic projects being delivered over the coming months within nasair to expand our network and distribution. We are delighted to offer these new routes to our Customers and expect to further expand the available connections.”
“We are excited to launch the first free sale codeshare relationship with Etihad Airways to give our customers more options when traveling with nasair,” said Ahmed Sultan, nasair’s director of bilateral agreement and strategic alliances.