Etihad to start Abu Dhabi - Phuket flights in October

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SaltyJ

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Dec 2012

Total posts 155

Etihad to start AUH - HKT flights in October. Any chance of a codeshare expansion with VA? Thought? I believe AB already fly AUH-HKT but I don't think it is part of the exisiting codeshare agreement with VA. These agreements more often than not seem well in favour of the other airlines over VA. I can see the possibility of EY being able to codeshare with VA from HKT to say Perth and onto BNE,SYD and MEL, but not vice versa.

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

It'll really depend on the flight timings, but even still I doubt EY would want to codeshare on VA metal between HKT and PER because EY will be flying between AUH and PER before then.

Likewise, I don't expect VA would codeshare on EY or AB metal between HKT and AUH for the same reason. The only argument in favour of VA doing this would be to boost feed on their route, but I'd be flippant if I were connecting onto a long-haul 737 flight after disembarking a B777/A330 from AUH.

X

British Airways - Executive Club

Member since 24 Jan 2012

Total posts 84

Just for the record: The EY service will replace the existing AB service.

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