Etihad and El Al launches codeshares and frequent flyer agreements

Etihad Airways has launched a codeshare network with EL AL Israel Airlines and a reciprocal loyalty agreement to frequent flyers.Manchester Airport image, Economy Class and Beyond: Etihad Boeing 777-3300ER arrivingThis follows the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the airlines in 2020, following the signing of the Abraham Accords by Israel and the UAE.NetworksEl Al will also add its LY code as part of the new move to Etihad's existing twice weekly service between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv. This new partnership will go beyond Etihads Abu Dhabi hub and will include destinations in Australia and the Philippines as well as India, Korea and Philippines starting 1 August.Next steps will see Etihad extend its codeshare agreement to offer additional destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. This will be possible by adding the EY code of Etihad to EL AL flights. This is subject to governmental approvals.Frequent flyer reciprocityFor those who travel, members of the Etihad Guest or Matmid programs will be able redeem and earn miles on flights between both carrier networks. Lounge access has not yet been added to the agreement.Get QuotesTony Douglas, Group Chief Executive officer, Etihad Air Group said:We are pleased to announce our codeshare and frequent flyer partnership, with El Al. This partnership will offer additional connectivity and choice for both carriers' guests as well as a variety of benefits to frequent travelers between our respective hubs in Abu Dhabi or Tel Aviv.Avigal Soreq is Chief Executive Officer at EL AL Israel Airlines.This is the first commercial partnership EL AL has formed since the Abrahamic Accords. This milestone is important as the codeshare will bring greater benefits to both our passengers and our respective airlines. This partnership is shared by the Etihad and EL AL teams. We look forward to its growth in the future.Welcome to Economy Class and beyond. Your guide to network news, honest reviews and the best humor and madness I know how to deliver.Follow me @EconomyBeyond on Twitter for all the latest news! You can also follow me on Instagram!Remember that we are part the BoardingArea community and bring you the most recent frequent flyer news from around world.