Etihad and Hong Kong Airlines expand codeshare

15 Jun 2015 by GrahamSmith

Etihad Airways and Hong Kong Airlines have expanded their codeshare agreement.

The Asian carrier will add its HX code on to Etihad's new daily service between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong, which launched today (see news, December 2014).

Hong Kong Airlines has also placed its code on Etihad's daily operation to Madrid, which launched in March.

Kevin Knight, Etihad's chief strategy and planning officer, said: "Our codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines was initiated last year with a primary focus on enhanced connectivity between Asia and the Middle East.

"The expanded codeshare will... unleash the true benefits of the partnership by offering business and leisure travellers enhanced connections and a more frequent service between Asia, the Middle East and Europe."

Li Dianchun, Hong Kong Airlines' commercial director, added: "We are glad to strengthen the partnership with Etihad Airways through a codeshare expansion. There is an increasingly strong demand in Asia for travel to the GCC region, Europe, Africa and South America."

The two airlines began their codeshare agreement late last year and saw Etihad place its EY code on Hong Kong Airlines' services to Bangkok and Okinawa.

Graham Smith

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