Etihad and Royal Jordanian sign codeshare


Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian, the national carrier of Jordan, have established a new codeshare partnership that gives passengers on both carriers greater access to destinations in North Africa, Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia. Sales open February 7, with the first travel date from February 15.

The partnership will see Etihad Airways place its ‘EY’ code on Royal Jordanian’s flights from Abu Dhabi via Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport to Larnaca and Berlin, with plans to add Algiers, Tunis, Vienna and Montreal to the network in the future.

Royal Jordanian will place its ‘RJ’ code on Etihad’s services between Amman and Abu Dhabi, and then from the UAE capital to Brisbane and Seoul. Subject to government approval, RJ will also market Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Cochin, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Manila, Beijing and Shanghai.

Stefan Pichler, Royal Jordanian president and ceo, said: “This commercial partnership offers convenient transiting in Amman and Abu Dhabi to their final points, while experiencing a streamlined level of services to the destinations covered by the agreement on board two modern fleets of aircraft.”

Etihad currently operates two daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Amman, while Royal Jordanian operates nine weekly flights between the two destinations, with a twice-daily frequency in the summer.



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