Air France-KLM and Etihad Airwaysthe national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today signed a protocol of agreement aimed at strengthening their collaboration in the areas of passenger transportloyalty programs and aeronautical maintenance.
As part of this extended partnership, and subject to obtaining the required regulatory approvals, Air France-KLM and Etihad plan to extend their code sharing and interline agreement established in 2012. Initially, more than 40 new routes serving destinations in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Australia are on sale today, for travel starting in the 2023/2024 winter season.
The memorandum of understanding also provides for the possibility for customers who are members of the Flying Blue and Etihad Guest loyalty programs to accumulate and use miles when traveling with Air France, KLM and Etihad airlines. Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways will also study the possibility of combining their operations in the same terminals at certain international airports, granting their respective customers access to their respective lounges, and cooperating on ground handling services. , among other initiatives.
Etihad currently operates daily flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol from Abu Dhabi International Airport. And from October 29, 2023, Air France will offer a daily flight between its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub and Abu Dhabi.