Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has expanded its codeshare agreement with UAE national
airline Etihad Airways to include
routes from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich* to Abu Dhabi and
Subject to government approvals, the newly
added codeshare routes will see airBaltic
and Etihad Airways offer 37
connecting return flights per week between Riga and Abu Dhabi, with both
airlines placing their respective BT and EY flight codes on services to and
from these cities.
already places its BT flight code on Etihad
Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and Muscat, and Etihad Airways currently places its EY flight code on airBaltic services beyond Riga to 10 northern
European cities. These include: Bergen, Billund, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo,
Stavanger, Stockholm, Tallinn, Turku, and Vilnius.
Subject to further government approvals, Etihad Airways plans to place its EY flight
code on airBaltic services beyond
Riga to Kiev, Tbilisi, Palanga, and Gothenburg.
Flights may be booked online at www.airbaltic.com, www.etihad.com, through airBaltic
and Etihad Airways contact centres,
or via travel agents.
*codeshare services linking Abu Dhabi and
Riga to Zurich commence on 1 June 2014.
CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint
stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholder is Latvian
state with 99.8% of stock. The airBaltic
fleet consists of 25 aircraft – five Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300 and
twelve Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic
offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capital cities – Riga, Vilnius, and
Tallinn. airBaltic received the title
of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline
Association. airBaltic is the winner
of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence
in restructuring business. airBaltic
won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost
Airline Awards, recognising achievements of airBaltic
as a hybrid airline. In 2012, airBaltic
was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations.
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2013 carried 11.5 million passengers.
From its Abu Dhabi base Etihad Airways
flies to 103 existing or announced passenger and cargo destinations in the
Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has
a fleet of 95 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 220 aircraft on firm
order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus
A380s. Etihad Airways holds equity
investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles,
Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia and Jet Airways, and is seeking regulatory approval to invest in
Swiss-based regional carrier Darwin
Airline. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com