Etihad Airways is set to extend its African network through a new codeshare agreement with kulula, South Africa’s award-winning low cost carrier.
The codeshare deal offers Etihad Airways customers flight options to a number of key cities in South Africa including Cape Town, Durban, George and East London via Johannesburg.
Etihad Airways will place its EY code on kulula’s scheduled flights between Johannesburg and these popular coastal cities. The agreement allows guests access to through-check-in and baggage transfer to their final destination.
The new codeshare services will go on sale from 3 October 2016, with travel from the start of the Northern Winter schedule on 30 October.
The agreement with kulula strengthens Etihad Airways’ commitment to Africa and brings the total number of destinations it serves across the continent to 23 through its existing codeshare partnerships with Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, and strategic equity partner Air Seychelles.
Etihad currently flies to 10 destinations in Africa: Johannesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Khartoum, Casablanca, Rabat, Lagos, Cairo and Mahé.