UAE-based Etihad Airways is continuing its rapid expansion by signing a new code-sharing agreement with Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline.
The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is scheduled to come into effect on July 22, 2013.
Under the agreement, Korean Air will place its code (KE) on Etihad Airways’ daily flights between Seoul (Incheon) and Abu Dhabi.
The deal also offers full reciprocal benefits such as earning and redeeming of frequent flyer miles, lounge access, priority check-in and excess baggage allowances for members of Etihad Airways’ Etihad Guest frequent flyer program and Korean Air’s SKYPASS frequent flyer program.
Also counting the recent deal, Etihad now has code-sharing agreements with a total of 46 airlines worldwide.