Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, and the flag carrier of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have relaunched their codeshare partnership to provide their customers with greater access to both airlines’ trunk routes between the UAE and Pakistan, and on Etihad services across its global network. The codeshare flights will be open for sale on 13 November 2019, for travel from 26 November.
- Etihad to codeshare on PIA
services on trunk routes from Abu Dhabi to Pakistan
- PIA customers to have
access to Etihad destinations across the global network
will see Etihad Airways place its ‘EY’ code on PIA services to and from Abu
Dhabi to the Pakistani cities of Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. PIA will place
its ‘PK’ code on Etihad services from Karachi,
Islamabad and Lahore to Abu Dhabi and vice versa, and also onwards from the UAE
capital to Amsterdam, Bahrain, Colombo Chicago, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Madrid,
Moscow, Washington D.C., Zurich, and subject to government approval, to Amman,
Athens, Brisbane, Melbourne, Nairobi, Rome and Sydney.
Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The UAE and Pakistan share
strong historical, commercial and cultural links and this partnership with PIA,
one of the oldest and most experienced airlines in Asia, is a natural
progression for both carriers. It enables us to cater to the strong customer demand
for both point-to-point business and VFR travel between the UAE and major
cities in Pakistan, and to provide seamless travel options for the large
Pakistani diaspora around the world, connecting through our hub in Abu Dhabi.”
Adil, Chief Commercial Officer of Pakistan International Airlines, said: “This
is indeed a great opportunity for PIA to join hands with Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the emirate of Abu
Dhabi, connecting Pakistan to UAE and around the globe, expanding reach
to more destinations for the convenience of our valued passengers. The
relationship between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates has always been a
strong one and we feel proud to be working closely with our friends at Etihad
Airways has been serving Pakistan since November 2004, and currently operates two
daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Islamabad, 11 weekly flights to Lahore, and a
daily service to Karachi.
has been serving Abu Dhabi for more than three decades, and today flies seven
weekly flights each from Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.