EL AL Israel Airways and Etihad Airways, the nationwide airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to discover deeper cooperation following the signing of a digital memorandum of understanding.
The wide-ranging deal covers scope to introduce joint codeshare companies between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, in addition to on the worldwide flight networks past the 2 carriers’ hubs.
The memorandum additionally accommodates plans for larger industrial cooperation within the fields of cargo, engineering, loyalty, vacation spot administration and the optimum use of pilot and cabin crew coaching amenities.
It was signed nearly by Tony Douglas, group chief govt officer of Etihad Aviation Group, and Gonen Usishkin, chief govt of EL AL Israel Airways.
Douglas mentioned: “Following EL AL’s historic flight to Abu Dhabi, the primary ever flight between Israel and the UAE, this memorandum is the inspiration of what we envision might be a powerful ongoing relationship between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv.
“We look ahead to analyzing methods through which the 2 flag carriers – Etihad and EL AL – can work extra carefully collectively to enhance enterprise operations and improve the expertise for our company.”
Along with codeshare operations, the groups at Etihad Visitor and EL AL Matmid loyalty programmes will discover reciprocal earn and burn alternatives for its members, in addition to different advantages.
Etihad Airways introduced its intention this week to start each day companies between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv from March 28th.
Usishkin mentioned: “Following the normalisation of diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE, we now have been supplied an amazing alternative to look at the potential of cooperation with Etihad Airways.
“This memorandum is barely the beginning and we imagine that collectively, the 2 flag carriers will have the ability to present our mutual prospects with the very best product and repair.
“Already, the widespread objectives we now have outlined communicate for the success of our future cooperation.”