Etihad Airways signs codeshare agreement with South Africa’s budget airline kulula.
With this, the Gulf airline will offer flight connections from Johannesburg to cities in South Africa namely Cape Town, Durban, George and East London via Johannesburg. Etihad will place its EY code on kulula’s scheduled flights to aforementioned destinations with access to through-check-in and baggage transfer to their final destination.
The tickets are on sale for the Northern Winter schedule that begins October 30 onwards.
Following this agreement, Etihad now serves 23 cities in Africa with its codeshare partners that include Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, and strategic equity partner Air Seychelles.
“kulula is an innovative and award-winning airline and this new codeshare agreement demonstrates Etihad Airways’ growing ambitions to strengthen our operations across Africa. Through the agreement, kulula will give inbound passengers direct access from Johannesburg to four key destinations along South Africa’s renowned coastline, and I am certain the extended reach offered through this partnership will appeal to business and leisure travellers alike,” says Peter Baumgartner, chief executive officer at Etihad Airways.
Etihad Airways currently operates to 10 destinations in Africa: Johannesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Khartoum, Casablanca, Rabat, Lagos, Cairo and Mahé in the Seychelles.