28 June 2013

South African Airways & Etihad Airways to start codeshare operations

update (06 Sept 2013): South African Airways (SAA) has expanded its codeshare operation with Etihad Airways. The airlines "SA" code now also appears on the following flights operated by Etihad Airways:
 update (10 July 2013): South African Airways (SAA) and Etihad Airways codeshare flights are now on sale, SAA announced on 09 July 2013. Under the first phase of the codeshare agreement and with immediate effect, SAA customers can access SAA marketed flights on Etihad Airways scheduled service from Johannesburg to its hub in Abu Dhabi, and onwards across the airline’s fast growing global network to Bahrain, Kuwait City, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Etihad Airways passengers can now travel on Etihad Airways’ marketed flights from Johannesburg to four major destinations on the SAA network, including Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth. Codesharing on scheduled services to other key destinations, including Livingstone, Lusaka, Ndola, Harare, and Victoria Falls is currently pending subject to government approval.

The codeshare operations of South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways, and the national flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, will start on 01 July 2013. The two airlines are currently planning to codeshare their services on the following routes:

South African Airways operated by Etihad Airways:
Etihad Airways operated by South African Airways:
According to both airlines, additional codeshare routes will be added in the near future.

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