Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has partnered with Britain’s low-cost service easyJet to allow prospects to buy tickets via the easyJet world web site connecting the 2 airways’ networks.
The partnership will enable customers to ebook tickets on the easyJet web site from 68 cities on the airline’s community in Europe to Abu Dhabi, additional on connecting to Etihad Airways flights from 10 European gateways in Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome, Geneva, Madrid, Manchester, Milan Malpensa, and Zurich, a press release mentioned.
Each airways intend to construct on the partnership to incorporate extra locations going ahead.
The collaboration comes into impact instantly.
The transfer comes after easyJet’s roll out programme with flight comparability search engine, Dohop, which powers the easyJet worldwide web site, connecting its European community with long-haul flights, the assertion mentioned.
Etihad has achieved this utilizing the NDC (new distribution functionality) platform offering technical functionality for brand new partnerships. The alliance with easyJet and Dohop is Etihad’s first use of this know-how.
Etihad intends to realize momentum and add extra airways and journey companions to their NDC portfolio in 2020.
Ali Saleh, Etihad Airways vp Alliances and Partnerships, mentioned: “easyJet is an ideal launch accomplice for us in Europe, permitting us to reliably enhance the breadth of our continental attain to and from Abu Dhabi, as we improve methods of connecting immediately with extra airways and journey companions world wide.
“The flexibility to offer end-to-end reserving capabilities via our NDC platform will present prospects with ‘one cease’ options for seamless journey with companions, whether or not legacy or low-cost, via Etihad’s world gateways.”
“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Etihad Airways, which opens up Abu Dhabi as a vacation spot to our passengers and extra of Europe to Etihad,” mentioned Rachel Smith, easyJet’s head of economic partnerships.
“By way of good self-connections and strategic partnerships, we proceed to increase the attain of the worldwide by easyJet community providing extra worth and extra routes to extra prospects.”
In 2019, Etihad Aviation Group introduced the launch of a brand new low-cost airline, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Sharjah-based Air Arabia.
In This fall 2019, Etihad Airways and Kuwait Airways signed a codeshare partnership on chosen providers on bookings ranging from December 22, 2019, for journey from January 5, 2020.
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