Etihad set to announce code share tie-up with Air France-KLM (

October 10, 2012

Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-owned airline, is set to announce a far-reaching code share agreement with Air France-KLM on Monday, two people familiar with the agreement said.

The deal, which will not include an equity stake, signals a thawing of relations between Europe’s flag carriers and the younger Gulf airlines, which are aggressively expanding their reach.

In a separate development, Qatar Airways is on Monday set to announce that it will join oneworld, the global airline alliance led by American Airlines and British Airways, in another sign that Europe’s traditional hostilities to Gulf airlines are being set aside.
Complete article in the Financial Times

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