EL AL Israel Airways and Etihad Airways, the nationwide airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to discover deeper cooperation following the signing of a digital memorandum of understanding.
The wide-ranging deal covers scope to introduce joint codeshare providers between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, in addition to on the worldwide flight networks past the 2 carriers’ hubs.
The memorandum additionally comprises plans for higher business cooperation within the fields of cargo, engineering, loyalty, vacation spot administration and the optimum use of pilot and cabin crew coaching services.
It was signed nearly by Tony Douglas, group chief government officer of Etihad Aviation Group, and Gonen Usishkin, chief government of EL AL Israel Airways.
Douglas stated: “Following EL AL’s historic flight to Abu Dhabi, the primary ever flight between Israel and the UAE, this memorandum is the inspiration of what we envision shall be a robust ongoing relationship between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv.
“We stay up for inspecting methods wherein the 2 flag carriers – Etihad and EL AL – can work extra intently collectively to enhance enterprise operations and improve the expertise for our visitors.”
Along with codeshare operations, the groups at Etihad Visitor and EL AL Matmid loyalty programmes will discover reciprocal earn and burn alternatives for its members, in addition to different advantages.
Etihad Airways introduced its intention this week to start every day providers between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv from March 28th.
Usishkin stated: “Following the normalisation of diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE, we have now been offered a fantastic alternative to look at the opportunity of cooperation with Etihad Airways.
“This memorandum is simply the beginning and we imagine that collectively, the 2 flag carriers will be capable of present our mutual prospects with the absolute best product and repair.
“Already, the widespread objectives we have now outlined communicate for the success of our future cooperation.”