Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest commercial airline. The agreement will see Aegean Airlines commence a four weekly services between Athens and Abu Dhabi on 30Mar14.
Etihad Airways will, subject to regulatory approvals, place its EY flight code on the new flight which Aegean Airlines will operate with a 168-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
Beyond Athens, Etihad Airways will also place its flight code on Aegean-operated flights to 16 Greek destinations and to a further 10 cities across Europe.
In return, Aegean will offer new codeshare routes between Athens and seven destinations across Australia, the Gulf region, and South Africa. These destinations include Alexandroupolis, Chania, Chios, Heraklion, Ioannina, Kavala, Cephalonia, Corfu, Kos, Lemnos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, and Thessaloniki.
The Aegean-operated European destinations that will carry an EY flight number include: Vienna, Prague, Rome, Venice, Warsaw, Bucharest, Madrid, Tirana, Sofia and Larnaca.
Aegean Airlines plans to place its A3 flight code on Etihad Airways-operated flights from Abu Dhabi to Athens, Bahrain, Kuwait, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.