Air Berlin has expanded its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways to include Vietnam.
Etihad has operated a daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Ho Chi Minh City, its first Vietnamese destination, since the beginning of last month (see news, October 2).
The new agreement means Air Berlin can place its 'AB' flight code on the Etihad route, allowing passengers to book an Air Berlin ticket from Germany/Europe to Ho Chi Minh City.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO at Air Berlin, said: "Through the expansion of this agreement, Air Berlin guests can now fly daily from Berlin and Dusseldorf via Abu Dhabi to Ho Chi Minh City, from Frankfurt and Munich on codeshare services with Etihad Airways, and via numerous feeder flights from other cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
"Since the start of our stratetic partnership we have gradually increased the number of codeshare flights, meaning today we offer a combined network of almost 100 codeshare flights worldwide."
Frequent flyer programme members of both airlines — Air Berlin's Topbonus and Etihad Guest — can already collect or redeem miles on all flights operated by Air Berlin and Etihad Airways.