Etihad Airways and Aer Lingus sign historic interline and code share agreement

Lahore, August 07, 2012 (PPI-OT): Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Aer Lingus have signed an historic interline and code share agreement which follows the UAE national airline’s recent 2.987 per cent equity purchase in the Irish carrier.

Within the agreement Etihad Airways will place its “EY” code on Aer Lingus flights between Dublin, Manchester and London Heathrow, and destinations in Ireland, the British Isles, the Channel Islands, Portugal, the Netherlands and the US. In return, Aer Lingus will place its “EI” code on Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and Dublin, and have full access to flights across the network beyond Abu Dhabi, to points including Australia, Asia-Pacific, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.

The new Etihad Airways code share flights will be on sale today for travel from September 15. Some of the routes are still subject to regulatory approvals. Etihad Airways currently operates 23 weekly flights from Pakistan and 10 flights a week from Abu Dhabi to Dublin and has carried more than 817,000 passengers between the two capitals since it began flying the route in July, 2007.

For more information, contact:
Etihad Airways
309, the Forum,
Kehkashan Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Toll Free: 00800 900 440 17
Fax: +9221 3530 1321
Web: www.etihadairways.com

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