Etihad Airways and EL AL Israel Airways, the nationwide service of Israel, have launched a joint codeshare community and reciprocal loyalty settlement for frequent flyers.
This builds on the memorandum of understanding the airways signed in 2020 following the Abraham Accords signed by the UAE and Israel.
Accessible on the market from at the moment, for flights from July 18th, EL AL will add its ‘LY’ code to Etihad’s current twice weekly service between Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv.
Past Etihad’s Abu Dhabi hub, this new partnership will prolong additional and is deliberate to incorporate locations in Australia, Bahrain, India, Korea, Philippines and Seychelles from August 1st.
Within the subsequent section of extending the codeshare settlement, topic to acquiring relevant governmental and regulatory approvals, Etihad will provide visitors a further 14 locations throughout the Center East, Europe, Asia and US by including its ‘EY’ code to EL AL flights.
Tony Douglas, group chief government officer, Etihad Aviation Group, mentioned: “We’re more than happy to have the ability to announce the launch of our codeshare and frequent flyer partnership with El Al.
“This partnership will present extra alternative and connectivity for each carriers’ visitors, and a spread of advantages for frequent travellers between and past our respective hubs in Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv.”