Etihad Airways, Alitalia strengthen code-share expansion

Etihad, Alitalia look at more co-operation
Etihad, Alitalia look at more co-operation

The recent green signal for the code share between Etihad Airways and Alitalia will strengthen connections between the two countries in terms of combined double-daily flights to Milan and Rome, and a new daily service to Venice.

As per the agreement, which subject to government approval will see Etihad Airways placing its ‘EY’ code on Alitalia’s new daily service between Venice and Abu Dhabi. The flights launch on 29 March 2015 using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 20 business class seats, 17 economy plus class seats, and 213 economy class seats. The airline will also place its ‘EY’ code on the daily service between Abu Dhabi and Milan, which also launches on 29 March 2015.

This route will be operated using a Boeing 777 aircraft with 30 seats in business class, 24 seats in economy plus class, and 239 seats in economy class.

James Hogan, president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, said: “Our codeshare agreement was initiated over four years ago, and the partnership has developed into a commercial success. Importantly, we are also providing business and leisure travellers with more connections out of Italy.”

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