In a move that extends its reach across East Africa, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced that it has entered into a codeshare agreement with Precision Air, Tanzania’s leading domestic airline.
Under the new codeshare agreement,
Etihad Airways will place its EY code on Precision Air flights between Dar es
Salaam and Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mtwara, Nairobi, Zanzibar, Pemba, and between Nairobi
and Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.
Precision Air will
place its PW code on Etihad’s daily services between Dar es Salaam and Abu
Dhabi, strengthening ties between East Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
Knight, Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy & Planning Officer, said: “Precision
Air is an innovative and award-winning airline and this new codeshare agreement
demonstrates Etihad Airways’ growing ambitions to strengthen its operations
across the East African region.
is a further example of our strategy of working with partners to extend our
reach, and provide business and leisure travellers with more choice.”
Ms. Sauda Rajabu, Group Managing Director and CEO at
Precision Air Services PLC, said: “This is a new dawn for
Precision Air and we are delighted to be working with Etihad Airways in this
way. We look forward to welcoming Etihad Airways’ passengers on board our
flights, and are excited about exploring additional opportunities to expand the
relationship in the future.
“With this new partnership we are making it
easier for passengers from across our domestic network to travel to Abu Dhabi,
with convenient onward access to over 100 destinations on Etihad’s network, in
the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.”
will be able to book flights via travel agents from 21 December 2016, or through
the airlines’ sales offices and contact centres, for travel from 11 January
Etihad Airways currently operates scheduled
services to 10 destinations in Africa, including Johannesburg, Nairobi,
Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Khartoum, Casablanca, Rabat, Lagos, Cairo and Mahé in