13 Apr 2016 10:30
Customers can now purchase tickets from Colombia to and from Abu Dhabi, London and Madrid on flights operated by both airlines.
Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Avianca, one
of Latin America’s leading airlines, have announced a new codeshare partnership.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code on Avianca
operated flights between Bogota and London Heathrow and Madrid Barajas, while
Avianca will place its ‘AV’ code on Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi
and London and Madrid.
May 2016, members of the Etihad Guest programme and Avianca’s LifeMiles programme
will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights, with a possibility of
expanding the benefits at a later stage to include other destinations on both
Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “Avianca is one of the world’s oldest and most experienced airlines.
Its reputation for superior service, an extensive network spanning both the
Americas and Europe makes it fully compatible for Etihad Airways’ strategic
plans to increase travel and customer benefits between the UAE and South
“The continued development and expansion of our
partnership with the Avianca Group will give Etihad Airways unprecedented
reach, facilitating its penetration in markets with greater commercial and
tourism dynamics in Latin America, while promoting cultural and business
relations between UAE and Colombia”.
Avianca’s President, said: “At Avianca we
are very pleased with this codeshare agreement, which will provide travellers
in Latin America with more options to easily reach strategic destinations in
the Middle East and to enjoy Etihad Airways’ acclaimed service and hospitality.
We are also very proud to open Avianca’s wings to Etihad Airways’ guests looking
to travel to the many destinations we serve, and to enjoy superior service
provided by our highly skilled and professional crews throughout every part of
their journey with us.”