Etihad Airways is expanding its codeshare partnership with S7 Airlines to include eight additional destinations from the Russian carrier’s Moscow hub.
Effective from January 16, 2016, the Gulf carrier will place its EY code on S7’s domestic services between Moscow and Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Novy Urengoy, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don and Sochi.
In turn, S7 Airlines will apply its code on routes between Moscow and Abu Dhabi, as well as selected connecting destinations on Etihad’s network including Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore and Sydney.
Etihad, which operates daily flights to Moscow, already has codeshare arrangements with S7 Airlines covering the Russian cities of Kazan, Krasnodar, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Ufa and Yekaterinburg.
“This enhanced codeshare arrangement with S7 Airlines is in line with our strategy to strengthen existing partnerships and develop new ones,” said James Hogan, Etihad’s president and chief executive officer. “Etihad Airways has enjoyed a strong working relationship with S7 Airlines and through this enhanced partnership we are demonstrating our commitment to the Russian inbound and outbound market, and providing guests with greater choice and travel convenience.”
Igor Veretennikov, S7 Group deputy CEO and head of strategy department, said: “By extending our codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, we open up more travel opportunities for S7 Airlines’ passengers.”
Etihad’s daily Moscow flights are operated with a 174-seat A321 in a two-class configuration of 16 in business and 158 in economy.
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