By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on strategic cooperation today, Etihad Airways and China Eastern Airlines made it clear that they intended to deepen their cooperation and improve their operational and commercial relationships.
The agreement signifies a dedication to investigating a more profound collaboration that will offer passengers more options, better services, and more value, all while supporting environmentally friendly aviation.
The airlines intend to expand their codeshare, establish reciprocal loyalty programmes, handle cargo, maintain, repair and overhaul, ground handling, provide catering, grant staff access to lounges, train staff and undertake various sustainability initiatives, all while building on their current successful partnership. This all-encompassing strategy will increase productivity without sacrificing world-class hospitality.
China Eastern’s goal to start offering services to Abu Dhabi should be made easier by the Memorandum of Understanding, which will be discussed with Abu Dhabi Airports, the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi, and other important parties in the UAE capital.
Combining China Eastern and Etihad services with the recently opened Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport will establish an ideal launchpad for connections between China, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as a strong platform for China-UAE air traffic.