Etihad Airways has formed a codeshare alliance with low-cost airline, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways will now place its ‘EY’ code on Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s first service from the UAE capital city to Alexandria in Egypt on July 14, followed by the Nile city of Sohag the following day.
The new codeshare allows travellers 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 Airways plans to add further codeshare destinations to the partnership as more Air Arabia Abu Dhabi destinations are announced in the weeks to follow.
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 begin its operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft that are to be based at Abu Dhabi International Airport.