ABU DHABI, UAE, 13 July 2020: Etihad Airways, the national
airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced a codeshare agreement with
Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi. Effective 9 July,
Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code on Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s inaugural flight from
Abu Dhabi to the Egyptian city of Alexandria on 14 July, followed by the Nile
city of Sohag the next day.
The new agreement enables guests to book Etihad flights in
conjunction with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi services, connecting its global route
network beyond the UAE capital to new airline’s routes. Etihad plans to add
further codeshare destinations to the partnership scope as more Air Arabia Abu
Dhabi destinations are announced in the coming weeks.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi was formed following an agreement by
Etihad Airways and Air Arabia to establish an independent joint venture company
that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline with Abu Dhabi International
Airport as its hub. The airline will start its operations with two Airbus A320
aircraft based at Abu Dhabi International Airport.