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AACO 2011: Etihad Airways and S7 Airlines expand codeshare agreement

AACO 2011: Etihad Airways and S7 Airlines expand codeshare agreement

Etihad Airways – recognised as the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards - continues to build its presence in Russia with the expansion of the commercial agreement with S7 Airlines.

S7 Airlines is Russia’s fastest growing airline and the country’s largest domestic carrier.

The revised deal will allow Etihad and S7 passengers to book flights from four Russian regional cities for travel to and from Abu Dhabi and beyond, connecting with Etihad’s daily Moscow services.

The new codeshare cities served are: Kazan (KZN), Samara (KUF), Krasnodar (KRR) and St Petersburg (LED).

James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief executive Officer, said: “The Russian regional cities are now even more accessible from Abu Dhabi and beyond on the Etihad network, thanks to the expansion of our codeshare agreement with S7 Airlines.

“We view the revised partnership as a natural extension of the successful joint operations we launched in March 2010.

“We look forward to continuing to work with S7 to enable passengers from all over Russia to travel to Abu Dhabi and further afield.”

The new codeshare is operational immediately and travellers can book tickets through travel agents and Etihad’s contact centres.

Arab Air Carriers Organisation

The 44th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation in Abu Dhabi will bring together the chief executives of 25 member airlines - of which Etihad Airways is one - in addition to a large number of aviation stake-holders for the key aviation event in the Middle East.

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