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Etihad Airways signs code share with Air Serbia, increases flights to Middle East, India

Etihad Airways and Air Serbia have entered into a strategic bilateral codeshare, aimed at enhancing connectivity for customers of both airlines across a range of destinations.

Under this partnership, Etihad’s customers gain convenient access to 12 European destinations through Air Serbia’s Belgrade hub, with nine destinations being new to Etihad’s extended network.

The codeshare arrangement will allow Etihad fliers to seamlessly connect with Air Serbia’s network in Europe.

Etihad enhances access to European destinations

Jurriaan Stelder, VP Alliances and Industry Affairs at Etihad, said, “This partnership further expands our codeshare network and provides our guests with convenient access to 12 of Air Serbia’s leisure and business destinations, including Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Skopje and Sofia.

“We also look forward to warmly welcoming Air Serbia customers travelling from Europe to Abu Dhabi, where they will have the opportunity to explore the inviting hospitality and rich culture of our home, including the stunning beaches, world-class cultural landmarks and theme parks, and the serene desert landscapes.”

Etihad Guest is the loyalty programme for both airlines and allows members to either earn or redeem Etihad Guest miles across the Etihad Airways and Air Serbia networks, as well as enjoy the benefits of tier status.

The new codeshare came into effect January 30, for flights commencing February 3, 2024.

 

Etihad boost frequencies to key destinations

Etihad Airways announced that it is adding more flights to key cities across the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. The latest increase means the airline now offers almost 27 per cent more weekly departures than last summer.

The airline is increasing flights to Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Amman in Jordan, Beirut in Lebanon, as well as Colombo in Sri Lanka, and Kolkata and Bengaluru in India.

The airline’s chief revenue and commercial officer Arik De said, “These latest flight increases aligned with our seamless and practical connections at Abu Dhabi and our growing global network offer our guests more opportunities to fly where they want to at a time that suits them.

“It also makes it easier to enjoy a fantastic visit or stopover in Abu Dhabi as an integral part of their journey.”

New flights

Destinations Change Total Frequency Start Date
Jeddah +7 per week 28 per week March 15, 2024
Riyadh +7 per week 28 per week March 15, 2024
Amman +4 per week 11 per week March 15, 2024
Beirut +2 per week 7 per week March 15, 2024
Colombo +4 per week 17 per week March 15, 2024
Kolkata +1 per week 8 per week June 15, 2024
Bengaluru +3 per week 17 per week June 15, 2024
Already announced
Kozhikode New route 7 per week January 1, 2024
Thiruvananthapuram New route 7 per week January 1, 2024
Boston New route 4 per week March 31, 2024
Nairobi New route 7 per week May 1, 2024
Colombo +3 per week 10 per week  January 15, 2024
+4 per week 14 per week May 1, 2024
Bangkok +3 per week 17 per week February 22, 2024
Copenhagen Extended year-round 4 per week March 31, 2024
Athens +5 per week 12 per week May 1, 2024
+2 per week 14 per week July 15, 2024
Malaga Summer 2024 service 3 per week June 2, 2024
Santorini New route 2 per week June 15, 2024
Nice New route 2 per week June 15, 2024
Mykonos Summer 2024 service 2 per week June 17, 2024

 

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