Effective December 3, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Ethiopian Airlines customers will be able to take advantage of the expanded codeshare agreement between the two Star Alliance members.
Under the agreement, SIA will place its flight code on Ethiopian Airlines-operated flights between Singapore and Addis Ababa via Bangkok.
Likewise, Ethiopian Airlines will codeshare on SIA-operated flights beyond Singapore to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia.
Also, subject to regulatory approval, SIA expects to codeshare on Ethiopian Airlines-operated intra-Africa flights from Addis Ababa to Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo, Accra in Ghana, Mombasa and Nairobi in Kenya, Kigali in Rwanda, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Entebbe in Uganda.
Both carriers have been codesharing since November 2011 on flights between Addis Ababa and Dubai, and between Singapore and Dubai. This was expanded in October 2012 to cover flights between Addis Ababa and New Delhi, and between Singapore and New Delhi. Meanwhile, the agreement was one again expanded this July to include flights between Addis Ababa and Bangkok, and between Singapore and Bangkok.
SIA has been rapidly expanding its codesharing agreements with various partners recently – such as Scandinavian Airlines earlier this month (see here).