Airlines Swiss and Etihad sign codeshare agreement

  • Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines and Etihad Airways have teamed up to enable codeshare agreements for better flight connections.

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Swiss passengers will now be able to book flights from Zurich to Abu Dhabi via Swiss. Passengers, flying to Zurich, are now able to connect directly to Abu Dhabi on an Etihad Airways flight. The luggage will be checked through to the final destination.

Furthermore, the codeshare agreement will allow Etihad Airways passengers flying on the Zurich – Geneva route to continue direct via Swiss´ Zurich hub. Both Geneva and Zurich are important destinations in Switzerland, who are both connected directly to Abu Dhabi.

Activation of the codeshare flights will be on March 26, 2018.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief executive officer, said: “This codeshare deepens Etihad Airways’ commitment to the Swiss travel market and Switzerland, a key destination for travellers from our UAE home, neighbouring Gulf countries, and across our Asia Pacific network. The partnership further strengthens the historic, cultural, business and tourism ties that the UAE and Switzerland have enjoyed over many decades.”

The codeshare flights are part of a cooperation between Lufthansa Group and Etihad Aviation Group, which was set up in December 2016.

Swiss International Air Lines is the flag carrier of Switzerland and operates with a fleet of nearly 80 aircraft, including Bombardier C-Series, Boeing 777s, Airbus A320 family, A330s and A340-300s. The carrier flies to 130 destinations in 80 countries.

Etihad Airways is the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates. The carrier is headquartered in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. The carrier´s operational hub is at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad has a fleet of over 110 aircraft, including Airbus A320 family, A330, A380 and Boeing 777 and 787. The airline operates 134 routes to 101 destinations.

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