21 Dec 2015 06:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is expanding its codeshare partnership with S7 Airlines to cover eight additional destinations from the Russian carrier’s Moscow hub.
January 2016, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on S7 Airlines’
domestic services between Moscow and Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk,
Novy Urengoy, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Dom and Sochi.
Under this revised agreement, S7 Airlines
applies its code on routes via Moscow to Abu Dhabi and selected connecting
destinations on Etihad Airways’ network including Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket and
Dhabi-based carrier, which operates daily flights to Moscow, already has
codeshare arrangements in place with S7 Airlines covering the Russian cities of
Kazan, Krasnodar, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Ufa and Yekaterinburg. Both
airlines have been offering joint codeshare flights since 2010.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and
Chief Executive Officer, said: “This enhanced codeshare arrangement with S7
Airlines is in line with our strategy to strengthen existing partnerships and develop
“Etihad Airways has enjoyed a strong working relationship with S7
Airlines and through this enhanced partnership we are demonstrating our
commitment to the Russian inbound and outbound market, and providing guests
with greater choice and travel convenience.”
Igor Veretennikov, S7 Group Deputy CEO and
Head of Strategy Department, said: “By
extending our codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, we open up more travel
opportunities for S7 Airlines’ passengers, adding destinations such as Singapore
to our route network. We look forward to welcoming Etihad Airways’ customers on
eight more S7 Airlines’ routes within Russia.”
Etihad Airways’ daily Moscow flights are
operated with a 174-seat Airbus A321 in a two-class configuration of 16 In
Business and 158 in Economy.