Posted on: 03 October 2016 by Mark Howells
A new codeshare between Kulula and Etihad will see latter place its EY code on Kulula’s flights between Johannesburg and cities including Cape Town, Durban, George and East London.
Erik Venter, CEO of Kulula’s parent company, Comair, commented, “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. We look forward to welcoming Etihad Airways’ customers on board our flights.”
“Kulula is an innovative and award-winning airline and this new codeshare agreement demonstrates Etihad Airways’ growing ambitions to strengthen our operations across Africa,” stated Etihad Airways’ CEO, Peter Baumgartner. “Through this 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 travellers alike.”
The agreement with Kulula strengthens Etihad Airways’ commitment to Africa and brings the total number of destinations that it serves across the continent to 23 through its existing codeshare partnerships with Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, and strategic equity partner Air Seychelles.