Etihad signs $100 million catering deal with Lufthansa
The airlines also signed a pact to cooperate on aircraft maintenance, overhaul and repair.
"Partnerships are at the heart of our strategy and remain fundamental for us to compete effectively and efficiently in a complex and competitive global market,” James Hogan, Etihad Aviation Group president and CEO, said. "Our collaboration with one of the aviation industry's most established and recognized brands is undoubtedly the most significant non-equity partnership with an airline we have ever announced.”
Lufthansa and Etihad also agreed to look into further methods of collaboration, including freight operations, procurement and passenger services.
"We welcome the opportunity to strengthen our cooperation with the Etihad Aviation Group,” Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa Group chairman and CEO, said. “Together we can create added value for our customers and shareholders. Partnering with the Etihad Aviation Group fits perfectly with the Lufthansa Group's global strategy for our passenger airlines and service companies."