Etihad Airways and Kuwait Airways Sign Codeshare Agreement

 Etihad Airways, the national flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait Airways, the national flag carrier of Kuwait have signed a codeshare agreement on some selected routes on booking effective from 22 December 2019, for travel from 5 January, 2019.

Etihad and Kuwait Airways Sign Codeshare Agreement
  • Etihad will use its ‘EY’ code on three Kuwait Airways routes to Iraq, Kuwait and Bangladesh
  • Kuwait Airways will use its ‘KU’ code on routes to Europe, Maldives and Seychelles

Etihad Airways new Codeshare routes: 

  •  Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Kuwait City, Kuwait (KWI)
  •  Abu Dhabi (AUH)- Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC)
  •  Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Najaf, Iraq (NJF)  

Kuwait Airways new Codeshare routes:

All flights are to be operated from Kuwait International Airport (KWI) to the following destinations:

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE (AUH)
  • Seychelles, Victoria (SEZ)
  • Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB)
  • Male, Maldives (MLE)
  • Belgrade, Serbia (BEG) 
  • Casablanca, Morocco (CMN)
  • Nairobi, Kenya (NBO)
  • Lagos, Nigeria (LOS)
  • Rabat, Morocco (RBA)
  • Khartoum, Sudan (KRT)

Flights will be effective from January 5, 2020 

Tony Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “This is a great first step in what we hope will be a mutually beneficial and growing relationship between Kuwait Airways, one of the regions oldest and most experienced airlines, and Etihad, one of the youngest and most acclaimed.”

He added, “Additionally, it gives Etihad unprecedented access to important markets not served by Etihad, paricularly to Iraq and Bangladesh, where we have significant point-to-point and transfer traffic, and complements our existing services to cities such Istanbul, enabling us to now offer flights to the city’s secondary gateway.”

In turn, Kamel Al-Awadhi, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Airways, said: “We welcome Etihad as a codeshare partner. This new partnership will bring enhanced connectivity and increased convenience to our cutomers, who can expect the same level of impeccable service that they receive from our airline when they travel on codeshare flights to and from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi.”

“The agreement will support Kuwait Airways and Etihad operations between our two capital cities and provide more travel options beyond both gateways. Furthermore, this codeshare partnership will not only enhance the relationship between the two airlines but also the strong relationship between the two brotherly states of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.”

As of today, Etihad operates five daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Kuwait whereas Kuwait Airways operates a daily flight.

This codeshare agreement opens up possibilities for both the airlines especially for Kuwait Airways.

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