Etihad Airways and TAP Air Portugal enter codeshare agreement

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National carriers of the UAE and Portugal, Etihad Airways and TAP Air Portugal, have recently inked a strategic codeshare agreement.

This collaboration unlocks mutual travel access to destinations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

The Agreement also further enhances Etihad’s drive to welcome more visitors to Abu Dhabi.

Strengthening Cultural and Economic Ties

Etihad’s commitment to bolstering Abu Dhabi’s cultural and economic growth takes a further step forward with this strategic alliance.

The airline seeks to not only connect destinations but also create a bridge for cultural exchange, inviting more guests to experience the charm of Abu Dhabi and its myriad offerings.

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An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 takes off.
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This partnership also unlocks a myriad of destinations for Etihad’s customers. With easy one-stop access to TAP’s extensive network, passengers can embark on journeys to iconic cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in Brazil, as well as the vibrant landscapes of San Francisco and Miami in the USA.

For the wanderlust-driven, this codeshare agreement brings forth enchanting opportunities. The African resort island of São Tomé beckons, alongside European gems like Madeira, Malaga, Seville, and Valencia.

Travelers can also explore the cultural richness of Marrakech and Dakar in Africa, creating a tapestry of diverse experiences.

A TAP Air Portugal Airbus A321neo on the ramp.
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Simplification of Travel

The codeshare simplifies the travel process, allowing guests to make a single booking and undergo one check-in process. The added convenience of seamlessly transferring baggage to the final destination ensures a hassle-free travel experience.

Arik De, Etihad Airways Chief Revenue Officer, emphasizes that this collaboration provides access to 26 of TAP’s fantastic leisure and business destinations, streamlining the journey for travelers.

Mario Cruz, TAP Air Portugal Chief Revenue Officer, highlights the diversity and quality that this codeshare injects into the travel experience. The networks of both airlines complement each other, aligning with TAP’s growth and expansion strategy.

The partnership also supports TAP’s ongoing commitment to offering customers a rich and varied travel experience.

Gateway to Abu Dhabi

This agreement not only connects customers to Etihad’s global network but also facilitates easier access to Abu Dhabi.

From the architectural marvels of the Louvre Abu Dhabi to the adrenaline-filled adventures at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, visitors can now explore Abu Dhabi’s array of attractions with unparalleled ease.

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