Etihad Airways Announces Codeshare Agreement with Hong Kong Airlines

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Etihad Airways continues to build strategic partnerships with airlines around the world.  The latest development in its global strategy is the announcement of a codesharing agreement with Hong Kong Airlines, pending regulatory approval. Together, the partners will provide enhanced connections between Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

“Codeshares are a fundamental part of Etihad Airways’ long-term growth strategy and we are delighted to sign this agreement with Hong Kong Airlines,” said Kevin Knight, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Etihad Airways.  “Our partnership will result in multiple benefits for both airlines and, importantly, there are considerable advantages for travellers as well, such as enhanced connections and a more frequent service between the various destinations covered.”

Once approved, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code on Hong Kong Airlines’ flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok, which will allow business and leisure travellers to book a trip between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, via Thailand’s capital. The code will also appear on fights between Hong Kong and Okinawa, Japan.

Hong Kong Airlines will place an ‘HX’ code on Etihad Airways’ triple-daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, with two additional routes connecting Abu Dhabi to Madrid starting 29 March 2015 and to Hong Kong starting 15 June 2015.

Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines, said: “We are glad to partner with Etihad Airways, which enables our passengers to enjoy a wider range of choices. Both airlines are renowned for their world-class product and service offering and through our new partnership, we will successfully cater to increasing traffic flows between key travel markets in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.”

Codeshare flights will be available for booking starting 23 December 2014, with travel commencing on 6 January 2015, or the scheduled launch dates for the cities mentioned earlier.

A schedule of the new Etihad/Hong Kong Airlines codeshare flights follows:

Route

Flight No.

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

Bangkok (BKK) – Hong Kong (HKG)

HX763 / EY6175

0145

0530

Daily

HX774 / EY6161

02:20

05:50

HX768 / EY6162

08:50

12:40

HX772 / EY6163

11:10

15:35

HX776 / EY6164

15:05

18:50

HX766 / EY6165

20:20

23:50

Hong Kong (HKG) –Bangkok (BKK)

HX773 / EY6166

23:20

01:10 +1

Daily

HX767 / EY6167

02:05

03:55

HX771 / EY6168

07:55

10:10

HX775 / EY6169

12:10

14:05

HX765 / EY6170

17:00

19:15

HK760 / EY6176

22:10

0010 +1

Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat and  Sun

HK762 / EY6176

2355

0150 +1

Fri

Hong Kong (HKG) –Okinawa (OKA)

 

HX682 / EY6171

07:25

10:55

Daily

HX658 / EY6172

11:10

14:30

Okinawa (OKA) –Hong Kong (HKG)

HX681 / EY6173

11:55

13:20

Daily

HX657 / EY6174

15:40

17:25

  Hong Kong Airlines will codeshare on the following Etihad Airways flights:

Route

Flight No.

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

Abu Dhabi (AUH) –Bangkok (BKK)

EY408 / HX1408

09:10

18:15

Daily

EY404 / HX1404

10:40

19:45

EY402 / HX1402

21:45

06:50 +1

Bangkok (BKK) – Abu Dhabi (AUH)

EY407 / HX1407

02:15

06:10

Daily

EY403 / HX1403

08:40

12:25

EY401 / HX1401

19:50

19:50

Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Hong Kong (HKG)

EY880 / HX1880

21:40

09:40 +1

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat

Hong Kong (HKG) – Abu Dhabi (AUH)

EY881 / HX1881

18:20

23:50

Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun

Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Madrid (MAD)

EY075 / HX1881

02:30

08:25

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun

Madrid (MAD) – Abu Dhabi (AUH)

EY076 / HX1880

10:15

19:25

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat

  Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time *Flights EY880 / HX1880 and EY881 / HX1881 will commence from 15 June 2015 *Flights EY075 / HX1881 and EY076 / HX1880 will commence from 29 March 2015   Featured Image: Two Etihad Airways Models With New Livery at Heathrow Airport T4 Roundabout/Etihad Airways 

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