Kuwait Airways and Etihad airways expand codeshare partnership

Kuwait Airways and Etihad Airways are pleased to announce the expansion of their codeshare partnership, established in 2019. The carriers will evaluate opportunities to expand the scope of their strategic partnership across all destinations in both carriers’ networks. The Kuwait national carrier’s code will shortly be added to additional Etihad Airways flights between Kuwait and Abu Dhabi and onwards to destinations in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. In addition, the airlines are exploring opportunities to add the United Arab Emirates national carrier’s code to Kuwait Airways flights on destinations not operated by Etihad Airways such as in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, subject to regulatory approvals. The airlines are also exploring loyalty cooperation so passengers can be rewarded with the benefits of the respective loyalty programs, Etihad Guest, and Oasis Club.

The expansion of Etihad Airways’ and Kuwait Airways’ partnership will provide customers with greater choice in their travel options and will take their relationship to new heights. Offering alternative connections to the passengers of the two airlines beyond their respective hubs of Kuwait and Abu Dhabi will further contribute to the development of the traffic and commercial relations between the two brotherly countries of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Maen Razouqi, the Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Airways expressed his excitement over the expansion of the codeshare agreement, “which will strengthen the commercial relationship between the airlines, while benefiting our guests travelling to/from the Far East, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. This partnership will be a win-win for both airlines in our matching DNA growth journeys while committing to sustainability and the best in customer experiences.”

Mr. Antonoaldo Neves, Group Chief Executive Officer at Etihad Airways said “As Etihad Airways restores its flights in the Kuwaiti market post-pandemic, we are pleased to partner with Kuwait Airways to expand our codeshare scope. This partnership will provide additional choice and connectivity for both carriers’ guests between and beyond our respective hubs in Abu Dhabi and Kuwait City.”