EtihadAirways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signeda new codeshare agreement with TAP Portugal, the national carrier ofPortugal.
Thedeal offers Etihad Airways guests a wealth of new flight options todestinations in Portugal including Lisbon, Faro, Funchal (Madeira)and Porto. The new codeshare services will go on sale today,for travel from October 15.
Theagreement – Etihad Airways’ 34thsuch commercial partnership – continues the Abu Dhabi-basedairline’s global network expansion.
Underthe codeshare, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code onservices operated by TAP Portugal from Lisbon to Brussels,Düsseldorf, Faro, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, London, Milan, andPorto. TAP Portugal flights from Porto to Brussels and Genevawill also carry the ‘EY’ code.
TAPwill place its ‘TP’ code on Etihad Airways flights to and fromBrussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, and Milan.
JamesHogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “This newcodeshare illustrates Etihad’s growing ambitions in Europe. Itopens up four key destinations in Portugal that we have been eager tooffer our customers for a long time and we are certain theconnections and seamless flight experience offered by Etihad Airwaysand TAP Portugal will appeal to business and leisure travellers.”
FernandoPinto, TAP Portugal’s Chief Executive Officer said: “TAPhas been very active in providing new and more diverse qualityservices to its worldwide customer base. Through this new agreementwith Etihad Airways, TAP will be reaching the United Arab Emiratesfor the first time ever, not only offering faster and more convenientlinks between the Gulf region and Portugal, but also attracting andcarrying new passengers to its own network, based at its functionalLisbon hub.”
Source: Etihad Airways