Shortly after our
2.987 percent equity purchase in Aer Lingus was announced, Etihad Airways
signed a historic interline and codeshare agreement with the Irish carrier.
As part of the
agreement, our “EY” code was placed on Aer Lingus flights between Dublin,
Manchester and London Heathrow, together with destinations in Ireland, the
British Isles, the Channel Islands, Portugal, the Netherlands and the US.
In return, Aer
Lingus placed its “EI” code on Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and
Dublin, and have full access to flights across our network beyond Abu Dhabi, to
points including Australia, Asia-Pacific, the Indian subcontinent and the
President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said the codeshare
agreement with Aer Lingus would provide Etihad customers with new travel
options and flights connections to Ireland, the UK, continental Europe, and
across the Atlantic to Boston and New York.
He added: “The
codeshare agreement is an early indication of the success of Etihad Airways’
strategic plan to acquire equity in Aer Lingus and other airlines and the
instant benefit it brings to both airlines’ customers around the world.”
Our new codeshare
flights have been offered for travel since September 15, 2012, with the Etihad
Airways “EY” code placed on the following Aer Lingus flights:
• Between Dublin
and Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle
of Man, Jersey, Kerry, Lisbon, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester.
• Between London
Heathrow and Dublin, Cork and Shannon.
Manchester and Dublin, Cork and Shannon.
• Between Dublin
and Boston and New York JFK.