October 6, 2008

Etihad, Brussels Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways has expanded its existing codeshare agreement with Belgium-based Brussels Airlines.

Under the expanded agreement, Etihad Airways will place its two-letter EY code on Brussels Airlines's flights from Brussels to Oslo in Norway, Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden, Helsinki in Finland and Copenhagen in Denmark.

In turn, the extended codeshare agreement will give Scandinavian air travellers access, via Brussels, to Etihad's home base of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and beyond it to nearly 50 destinations on the airline's network which covers the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, said: "Brussels Airlines represents one of our most established and successful codeshare agreements. The extended arrangement opens up an important business and leisure market for Etihad, including the four key capital cities of Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki."