Etihad Airways is providing Lebanon based air travellers with greater access to its expanding global network, following the signing of a new code share agreement with Beirut based carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA).
The deal, which comes into effect on 14 January this year, gives air travellers a choice of 14 weekly services between the Lebanese and United Arab Emirates capitals to supplement Etihad’s nine weekly flights with the five currently flown by MEA. Seat bookings will be available from the end of November.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive officer, said, “This agreement will be warmly welcomed within the local market, increasing substantially as it does the choice of travel options available between Beirut and Abu Dhabi.
He added, “Code share agreements like this one are part of Etihad’s continuing strategy to attract more air travellers onto our network and offer our customers a growing global network.”