Etihad Airways and Kuwait Airways launch new codeshare partnership

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwaiti flag carrier, Kuwait Airways, have signed a codeshare partnership on selected services on bookings effective December 22, 2019, for travel from January 5, 2020.

  • Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code on 3 Kuwait Airways routes to Kuwait, Iraq and Bangladesh
  • Kuwait Airways will place its ‘KU’ code on Etihad routes from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi and onwards to 9 destinations in Europe, Africa, Seychelles, and Maldives

Subject to regulatory approvals, Etihad will place its ‘EY’ code on Kuwait Airways operated flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuwait, Najaf and Dhaka.

In turn, Kuwait Airways will place its ‘KU’ code on Etihad flights from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi, Belgrade, Casablanca, Rabat, Khartoum, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, Male in the Maldives, and Mahe in the Seychelles.

Etihad Airways currently operates five return daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Kuwait, and Kuwait Airways serves Abu Dhabi with a daily service.

In other news, Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch new seasonal flights to Malaga in Spain, to meet strong customer demand from across the UAE and GCC for flights to the popular gateway to the province of Andalucía. 

  • Three weekly seasonal flights to meet summer demand
  • Operated by three-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring 8 private First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 190 Economy Smart Seats
  • Third Etihad gateway in Spain

Three weekly flights will operate via the Moroccan capital, Rabat, from June 26 to September 13, 2020.

Abu Dhabi – Malagaschedule effective June 26 – September 13, 2019 (all timings are local):

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Aircraft

Frequency

EY615

Abu Dhabi

09:40

Rabat

14:50

Boeing 787-9

Wed, Fri, Sun

EY615

Rabat

16:10

Malaga

18:20

Boeing 787-9

Wed, Fri, Sun

EY616

Malaga

19:40

Rabat

19:45

Boeing 787-9

Wed, Fri, Sun

EY616

Rabat

21:05

Abu Dhabi

07:25+1

Boeing 787-9