Etihad Airways announces codeshare agreement with low-cost South African carrier
The partnership is part of Etihad’s efforts to build its presence in Africa.
“Kulula is an innovative and award-winning airline, and this new codeshare agreement demonstrates Etihad Airways’ growing ambitions to strengthen our operations across Africa,” Peter Baumgartner, CEO of Etihad Airways, said. “Through the agreement, Kulula will give inbound passengers direct access from Johannesburg to four key destinations along South Africa’s renowned coastline, and I am certain the extended reach offered through this partnership will appeal to business and leisure travelers alike.”
Through the codeshare, Etihad Airways customers can now search flight options to South African cities such as Cape Town, Durban, George and East London. Flights will run through Johannesburg.
“We are delighted to be adding Etihad Airways to our growing list of strategic airline partnerships and are excited about exploring additional opportunities to expand on the relationship,” Erik Venter, CEO of Kulula's parent company, Comair, said. “We look forward to welcoming Etihad Airways’ customers on board our flights.”
Etihad Airways serves 10 destinations in Africa at the moment: namely Johannesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Khartoum, Casablanca, Rabat, Lagos, Cairo and Mahé in the Seychelles.