Boosting its links with Africa, Etihad Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement with kulula, South Africa’s award-winning low cost carrier.
The codeshare deal provides Etihad Airways customers flight options to a number of key cities in South Africa such as Cape Town, Durban, George and East London via Johannesburg.
Etihad Airways will place its EY code on kulula’s scheduled flights between Johannesburg and the aforementioned coastal cities. This agreement allows guests access to through-check-in and baggage transfer to their final destination.
The agreement with kulula strengthens Etihad Airways’ commitment to Africa and brings the total number of destinations that it serves across the continent to 23 via its existing codeshare partnerships with Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc and strategic equity partner Air Seychelles.
CEO, Etihad Airways, Peter Baumgartner said: “kulula is an innovative and award-winning airline and this new codeshare agreement demonstrates Etihad Airways’ growing ambitions to strengthen our operations across Africa. Through the agreement, kulula will give inbound passengers direct access from Johannesburg to four key destinations along South Africa’s renowned coastline, and I am certain the extended reach offered through this partnership will appeal to business and leisure travellers alike.”
CEO of kulula’s parent company, Comair, Erik Venter added: “We are delighted to be adding Etihad Airways to our growing list of strategic airline partnerships and are excited about exploring additional opportunities to expand on the relationship. We look forward to welcoming Etihad Airways’ customers on board our flights.”