(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 7th February, 2019 (WAM) -- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Jordanian flag carrier, Royal Jordanian, have announced a new codeshare partnership which will provide their customers with greater access to key destinations in North Africa, Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia.
The codeshare flights is open for sale starting from today, with the first travel date from 15th February.
This is the first such partnership between the two airlines, who offer multiple daily services between their respective hubs in Abu Dhabi and Amman. The partnership will see Etihad Airways place its 'EY' code on Royal Jordanian's flights 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.
In turn, Royal Jordanian will initially place its 'RJ' code on Etihad Airways services from Amman to Abu Dhabi and vice versa, and then from the UAE capital to Brisbane and Seoul. Subject to government approval, RJ will also market Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Cochin, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Manila, Beijing and Shanghai.
Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group, said, "This partnership reinforces the deep cultural, tourism and trade connections between the UAE and Jordan, and opens up a new world of opportunities for our customers.
In turn, Stefan Pichler, Royal Jordanian's President and CEO, said, "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."
WAM/Rola Alghoul/Esraa Ismail