Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines. The new agreement is the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s 37th codeshare to date. It follows the exchange of a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding with the Shanghai-based Chinese carrier in March this year.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, expressed appreciation to the government regulators for approving the new agreement. “The codeshare with China Eastern Airlines is a win-win for both businesses and for travellers across our combined global networks. It expands our networks in a commercially viable and mutually beneficial way, and offers our customers more choice of destinations, schedules and loyalty benefits.”
Liu Shaoyong, Chairman of China Eastern Airlines, said: “China Eastern is very pleased to cooperate with Etihad Airways and values the partnership. Signing the codeshare agreement has great significance for increased cooperation in a range of areas which will be for the benefit of our shared customers.”
The new codeshare services between Abu Dhabi and China go on sale on August 30, 2012 for travel from September 3.
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