Abu Dhabi’s Etihad signs codeshare deal with South Africa’s Kulula

The agreement will offer Etihad customers flight options to South African cities via Johannesburg

Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare deal with South African low cost carrier kulula.

The agreement will offer Etihad customers flight options to South African cities including Cape Town, Durban, George and East London via Johannesburg.

Etihad will place its EY code on kulula’s scheduled flights between Johannesburg and the cities and customers will be able to check-in and transfer baggage to their final destination.

Codeshare tickets will go on sale from today with travel starting from October 30.

“Through the agreement, kulula will give inbound passengers direct access from Johannesburg to four key destinations along South Africa’s renowned coastline, and I am certain the extended reach offered through this partnership will appeal to business and leisure travellers alike,” said Etihad Airways CEO Peter Baumgartner

The Abu Dhabi airline currently serves 23 destinations on the African continent through codeshare deals with Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc and equity partner Air Seychelles.

It also serves Johannesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Khartoum, Casablanca, Rabat, Lagos, Cairo and Mahé directly.

Elsewhere, Etihad recently added three weekly flights on its Abu Dhabi-Sydney route.

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