ITA & Etihad sign a codeshare agreement

Alitalia's successor and the UAE national carrier aim to boost connectivity and travel options for customers of both airlines between Italy and the United Arab Emirates.

Etihad Airways, the flagship carrier of the UAE, and ITA Airways, the new national carrier of Italy, have signed a codeshare agreement to connect the two airlines’ networks. This new commercial partnership aims to boost business travel and tourism between Italy and the United Arab Emirates, offering passengers more travel options and better connectivity while flying through Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, and Abu Dhabi.

As per the agreement, ITA Airways flights from December 14 will apply its ‘AZ’ code on services operated by Etihad between Rome Fiumicino / Milan Malpensa and Abud Dhabi. Similarly, Etihad will codeshare AZ flights on Italian domestic services beyond Rome Fiumicino Airport (Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Genova, and Palermo), plus regional European services (Malta).

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The new codeshare flights are now available for sale through the airlines’ respective websites, through all reservation systems, and travel agencies. Both partners are also working to expand the scope of their collaboration over the coming months to offer customers even broader seamless travel options.

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