New codeshare alliance between Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian

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Etihad Airways has announced a new codeshare partnership with Royal Jordanian.

The codeshare flights, which are now up for sale, will officially begin on February 15, 2019.

Etihad Airways will now place its EY code on Royal Jordanian’s services from Abu Dhabi via Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport to Larnaca and Berlin, while Algiers, Tunis, Vienna and Montreal will be added to the agreement soon.

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Royal Jordanian will initially place its RJ code on Etihad Airways’ flights from Amman to Abu Dhabi and vice versa, and then from the UAE capital to Brisbane and Seoul. The airline will also market Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Cochin, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Manila, Beijing and Shanghai.

Thrilled with the development, group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group, Tony Douglas declared: “This partnership reinforces the deep cultural, tourism and trade connections between the UAE and Jordan. Royal Jordanian, as one of the oldest and most experienced airlines in the region, and Etihad Airways, as one of the youngest and most acclaimed, both share the common values of genuine Arabian hospitality and service, combined with the next-generation fleets, enviable reputations for efficiency and reliability, and a combined network spanning the globe.

“This is the first phase of what we hope is a long-lasting and expanding partnership,” Douglas concluded.

Also commenting was president and CEO, Royal Jordanian, Stefan Pichler: “We are delighted to have Etihad Airways beside our codeshare partners who help us grow in different markets. This move is bound to expand our presence in Asia and Australia, which are key destinations for many RJ customers.”

Pichler continued: “This commercial partnership offers convenient transiting in Amman and Abu Dhabi to their final points, while experiencing a streamlined level of services to the destinations covered by the agreement onboard two modern fleets of aircraft.”