Accra, April 13, GNA – Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Europa, taking effect, from April 11, 2017.
A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager, Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines said the new partnership was a free sale codeshare agreement, thereby allowing the partner airlines access to each other’s network by creating smooth connection at their hubs.
The statement quoted Mr Busera Awel, Chief Commercial Officer Ethiopian Airlines, as saying: « We are pleased to optimise our collaboration with Air Europa through this instrumental code share agreement. »
He said as a customer focused airline, the company always strived to meet its customer’s ever growing demand, availing critical connectivity options.
« This strategic collaboration will enable our esteemed customer’s reach multiple destinations in Europe through one-point check-in at point of origin, » he added.
He said reciprocally, Ethiopian vast African network was an added advantage to customers of Air Europa; connecting 53 major cities in Africa with minimum layover at our Addis hub.
The statement also quoted Mr Imanol Pérez, Commercial Deputy Director of Air Europa as having expressed excitement and satisfaction for the agreement reached with Ethiopian Airlines.
« As it allows Air Europa to have presence in the African continent and offer its passengers a wider choice of travel destinations, » he said.
In addition, Air Europa also provides Ethiopian Airline´s passengers with excellent connectivity with other European, Spanish and American destinations where Air Europa flies through its Madrid hub.
Ethiopian Air currently serves more than 90 global destinations across five continents with more than 240 daily departures; operating the youngest and most modern fleet with an average fleet age of less than five years.
Air Europa operates to 51 destinations all round the world of which 21 are domestic, 11 are Europe and Tel Aviv, 18 long haul destinations in North and South America and Middle East. The Airline will fly to Honduras this month and in June to Boston.