Etihad Signs Codeshare Agreement with Aer LingusJuly 30, 2012
Big news for travel between Europe and the Middle East: Etihad Airways and Aer Lingus have signed an interline and codeshare agreement that follows the UAE national airline’s recent 2.987 percent equity purchase in the Irish carrier.
Within the agreement Etihad Airways will place its “EY” code on Aer Lingus flights between Dublin, Manchester and London Heathrow, and destinations in Ireland, the British Isles, the Channel Islands, Portugal, the Netherlands and the US.
In return, Aer Lingus will place its “EI” code on Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and Dublin, and have full access to flights across the network beyond Abu Dhabi, to points including Australia, Asia-Pacific, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.
In addition to the codeshare with Aer Lingus, Etihad Airways has 35 other codeshare agreements in place with airlines across the world.