Etihad Airways and Air NZ sign codeshare agreement


Air New Zealand has signed a code share agreement with Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad Airways, the airline said on Tuesday.

The two airlines will code share on services to and from between New Zealand through Australia and Abu Dhabi to London.

“This arrangement with Etihad Airways further extends connectivity options for our customers through to Europe as well as providing opportunities to further grow passenger numbers for our trans-Tasman and domestic services,” said Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe.

The link up follows Air New Zealand’s code share and commercial alliance with Australia’s Virgin Blue (VBA.AX), which also has a code sharer agreement with Etihad.