Eithad adds Dublin codeshare
ABU DHABI, 31 July 2012: Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates carrier, said Monday it has signed a codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus, two months after it acquired a small stake in the Irish airline.
“Etihad Airways and Aer Lingus have signed an historic interline and codeshare agreement which follows the UAE national airline’s recent 2.987% equity purchase in the Irish carrier,” it said in a statement.
The agreement will allow Etihad to fly its passengers arriving in Dublin on Aer Lingus flights to London, Manchester or other destinations in Ireland, Portugal, the Netherlands and the United States.
Etihad currently has 10 flights a week to Dublin.
It announced, 1 May, that it had acquired a stake of 2.987% in Aer Lingus, adding to its 30% controlling interest in airberlin and 40% stake in Air Seychelles.
With a fleet of 67 aircraft, it flies to 87 passenger and cargo destinations worldwide. It has ordered another 100 planes, including 10 Airbus A380s.
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