Etihad Airways has announced its intent alongside the Air France-KLM Group to enhance future collaboration opportunities across various business areas.
The signing of the MoU, which is still subject to finalisation and regulator approval, will see the expansion of codesharing and interline agreements that first came in 2012.
According to the groups, initial steps are well underway, with 40 routes covering multiple corners of the globe available for booking for even this upcoming 2023 winter season leading into 2024.
I’m delighted to further develop our partnership with Etihad Airways. This 11-year collaboration is now expanding even further, as we aim to explore opportunities in maintenance and loyalty, in addition to enhancing our route network for the benefit of our customers from all around the world. The attractiveness of Abu Dhabi as a destination and a hub, powered by Etihad’s large footprint spanning South and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia, brings significant richness to this partnership. This moment marks our shared commitment to providing seamless, premium, customer-centric travel experiences to our shared global customer base.Angus Clarke, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Air France-KLM
Additionally, as part of the MoU and the announcement, there is the proposition regarding frequent Flying Blue and Etihad Guest flyers to earn and redeem miles with the three airlines. Terminal co-locations, airport lounge access, ground handling and much more are all part of the plans to grow together.