Etihad lands China Eastern agreement


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Etihad Airways and China Eastern have contracted a Memorandum of Understanding to code share on flights between the UAE and China.

Announced earlier this month, the agreement will not only see the two airlines code share on each other’s network but also share full frequent flyer reciprocity, Khaleej Times reported.

Etihad Airways chief executive James Hogan said the agreement was an important aspect of the airline’s development in China.

“It will allow both airlines to offer their customers greater choice in terms of destinations and schedules and practical benefits like reciprocal lounge access and the ability to earn and burn on each other flights – so a win-win for the business and for travellers across our combined global networks,” Mr Hogan said.

“We will explore further opportunities to expand the cooperation with China Eastern Airlines and would welcome them operating to and beyond our home base in Abu Dhabi.”
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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