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Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines expand codeshare agreement

Posted 7 April 2017 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of June 1, 2017.

Ethiopian Airlines’ daily non-stop services to Singapore from Addis Ababa, due to be launched in June 2017, will be covered by the expanded codeshare agreement.

Girma Shiferaw, acting vice president, strategic planning and alliances, said: “I wish to thank Singapore Airlines for the successful completion of this vital agreement. The two airlines will synergize their respective networks in Asia and Africa to offer customers the best connectivity options with one ticket and one single check-in at the first boarding airport. It will also play a critical role in enhancing investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, and a highly developed, innovative, and business-friendly Singapore.”

Singapore Airlines senior vice president marketing planning, Tan Kai Ping, said, “We are delighted with our expanded codeshare operations with Ethiopian Airlines. This significant expansion of our important partnership is in line with our ongoing effort to continuously expand our network reach and to offer customers more travel options and convenience when travelling between Africa, Asia and Southwest Pacific.”

The airlines first began code sharing on each other’s flights to and from Dubai in 2011.  The expanded codeshare flights are subject to regulatory approvals and will be progressively made available for sale across various sales channels.

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