Etihad and Alitalia expand codeshare agreement

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Etihad Airways and Alitalia are expanding their codeshare agreement to include the latter's new Rome-Abu Dhabi route.

Etihad will place its code on the Alitalia-operated flights from Rome Fiumicino airport to Abu Dhabi, which will commence on 1 December pending government approval.

Alitalia will deploy Airbus A330 aircraft on the four times weekly service.

As part of the expanded agreement, Alitalia-operated services from Rome to Venice and Zurich will also now bear Etihad's code.

Under the terms of the initial codeshare deal signed between the two carriers in 2009, Alitalia placed its code on Etihad-operated services from Abu Dhabi to Bahrain, Muscat, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Melbourne and Sydney.

These pre-existing codeshare arrangements will be unaffected by the latest extension.