Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Etihad Airways and Aerolíneas Argentinas have launched a new codeshare partnership.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways customers are able to enjoy
convenient connections via Rome and Madrid to Buenos Aires (EZE) and onwards to
nine other popular Argentinian destinations – Córdoba (COR), Mendoza (MDZ),
Rosario (ROS), Iguazú (IGR), Salta (SLA), Mar del Plata (MDQ), Bariloche (BRC),
Trelew (REL) and Ushuaia (USH).
In turn, Aerolíneas Argentinas guests can have access to Etihad
Airways’ network of over 100 destinations from its Abu Dhabi hub via the
Italian and Spanish capitals.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways Executive Vice
President Commercial, said: “This codeshare demonstrates the importance of
Argentina as a vital travel market for Etihad Airways in Latin America given
the growing tourism, cultural and business opportunities that exist between the
UAE and Argentina.
“We wish to give travellers
flying Aerolíneas Argentinas the opportunity to enjoy the acclaimed service and
hospitality for which Etihad Airways is renowned throughout the world. This
codeshare will make the experience that much easier.”
Diego Garcia, Aerolíneas Argentinas Chief Commercial
Officer, said: "This is a very good opportunity to consolidate and
increase our offer to one of the most important hubs in the Middle East. It
also allows us to improve our load factors, optimise the use of the fleet and
strengthen the image of Aerolíneas Argentinas in the Asian market. We hope that
this agreement will also be the gateway for many tourists to visit some of the
most attractive landmarks in our country."
Codeshare agreements offer customers countless benefits,
such as baggage check-in to their final destination and extra assistance during
connections. Members of both airlines’ loyalty programmes – Etihad Guest and
Aerolíneas Plus – will soon be able to earn and redeem miles on the codeshare