KATHMANDU. June 18: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Avianca Brasil, one of the leading airlines in Latin America, have announced a codeshare partnership.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will put its ‘EY’ code on domestic flights operated by Avianca Brasil, while Avianca Brasil will put its ‘O6’ code on Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and São Paulo, according to a press release issued by Etihad Airways on Friday.
Travellers on Etihad Airways flights between São Paulo (GRU) and Abu Dhabi (AUH) and beyond will benefit from convenient connections to and from eight other Brazilian destinations on Avianca Brasil, including Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Curitiba (CWB), Florianópolis (FLN), Fortaleza (FOR), Porto Alegre (POA), Recife (REC), Salvador (SSA), and Maceió (MCZ).
“Avianca is an important strategic partner for Etihad Airways in South America,” said Martin Drew, Senior Vice President - Americas at Etihad Airways. “In addition to the codeshare agreement recently signed with Avianca Colombia, we are further strengthening our presence in Brazil by offering our guests more convenience and connections with a single combined ticket.”