Etihad and China Southern Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their current codeshare cooperation.
The airlines said the agreement would allow the partners to explore extending global flight networks beyond the two carriers’ hubs.
This is further enhanced by Etihad services to China Southern’s home hub at Guangzhou Baiyuan, introduced in October 2022.
The MOU also contains plans for mutual procurement opportunities across ground handling, cargo handling, bonded warehousing, catering, and maintenance, repair and overhaul in either Guangzhou, Beijing or Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “This MOU will serve as a platform for a stronger ongoing relationship between the two airlines.
“Advanced cooperation between the two airlines sends a very strong signal to the industry and brings further hope of recovery for the global aviation and travel markets.”
Zhang Dongsheng, Deputy Director General, Commercial Steering Committee of China Southern Airlines, said:
“The signing of the MOU opens a new chapter of win-win cooperation between the two carriers, which will further strengthen our unique advantages in the hub of Beijing Daxing International Airport, expand our global network and bring more convenience to passengers.
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