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Etihad Airways announces new codeshare agreement with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

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ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced a codeshare agreement with Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi. Effective 9 July, Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code on Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to the Egyptian city of Alexandria on 14 July, followed by the Nile city of Sohag the next day.

The new agreement enables guests to book Etihad flights in conjunction with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi services, connecting its global route network beyond the UAE capital to new airline’s routes. Etihad plans to add further codeshare destinations to the partnership scope as more Air Arabia Abu Dhabi destinations are announced in the coming weeks.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi was formed following an agreement by Etihad Airways and Air Arabia to establish an independent joint venture company that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline with Abu Dhabi International Airport as its hub. The airline will start its operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based atAbu Dhabi International Airport.

Schedule to Alexandria, effective 14 July to 24 October 2020 (all times local)

Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Frequency
EY  1350 Abu Dhabi 15:00 Alexandria 16:55 Airbus A320 Tue/Thu/Sat
EY  1351 Alexandria 17:35 Abu Dhabi 23:25 Airbus A320 Tue/Thu/Sat

Schedule to Sohag, effective 15 July to 24 October 2020 (all times local)

Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Frequency
EY  1352 Abu Dhabi 14:20 Sohag 16:00 Airbus A320 Wed
EY  1353 Sohag 16:40 Abu Dhabi 22:10 Airbus A320 Wed
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