Airline News - Africa / Middle East.


New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Jun 5, 2011

Air Nigeria Air Nigeria is to launch its first route outside Africa with a service linking Lagos with London Gatwick. The carrier, which was formerly known as Virgin Nigeria and then - briefly - as Nigerian Eagle, will use an Airbus A340-300 in a two-class, 295-seat configuration on the daily flight, which will launch on 1 September. Jun 1, 2011

Egyptair Egyptair will launch daily Airbus A320-200 Alexandria-Dubai service June 20. Jun 2, 2011

Etihad Airways Etihad Airways will launch four-times-weekly Airbus A320 Abu Dhabi-Mahe service Nov. 1, subject to government approval. Jun 2, 2011

Etihad Airways, American Airlines Dubai-based Etihad Airways and American Airlines have announced that they will build on their existing codeshare relationship by offering their passengers the opportunity to earn frequent flyer miles on flights booked on each other's flights. Members of Etihad Airways Etihad Guest frequent flyer program now can earn miles on eligible American Airlines flights. Likewise, members of American Airlines AAdvantage program can earn miles on eligible Etihad Airways flights. The airlines plan to expand this agreement later this year to include mileage redemption across the two airline's networks. The codeshare agreement between Etihad and American, in place since August 2009, delivers a combined codeshare network of more than 50 destinations worldwide. On Chicago-O'Hare and New York-JFK-Abu Dhabi routes, AAdvantage mileage accrual is valid only on American-marketed/Etihad-operated flights. On Chicago-O'Hare, New York-JFK and Toronto-Abu Dhabi...

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