Etihad Airways expanded its codeshare partnership with S7 Airlines to cover eight additional destinations from the Russian carrier’s Moscow hub.
Effective 16 January 2016, the airline will place its EY code on S7 Airlines’ domestic services between Moscow and Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Novy Urengoy, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don and Sochi.
Under this revised agreement, S7 Airlines applies its code on routes via Moscow to Abu Dhabi and selected destinations on Etihad Airways’ network including Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket and Sydney.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ president and chief executive officer, said: “This enhanced codeshare arrangement with S7 Airlines is in line with our strategy to strengthen existing partnerships and develop new ones.”
The Abu Dhabi-based carrier, which operates daily flights to Moscow, already has codeshare arrangements in place with S7 airlines covering cities of Kazan, Krasnodar, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Ufa and Yekaterinburg. Both airlines have been offering joint codeshare flights since 2010.
Etihad Airways’ daily Moscow flights are operated with a 174-seat Airbus A321 in a two-class configuration of 16 in business and 158 in economy.