Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Etihad Airways signs code-share agreement with RAK Airways ©

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Etihad Airways and RAK Airways have announced a new code-share agreement which will see Etihad Airways place its ‘EY’ code on the RAK Airways flight between Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi.

In return, RAK Airways will place its ‘RT’ code on Etihad Airways routes, which initially includes flights between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow, Manchester, Dublin, Bangkok and Geneva.

The Etihad Airways  Chief Commercial Officer Baumgartner said: “We are proud to welcome RAK Airways, a fellow UAE airline, as a codeshare partner. This is the first time Etihad Airways will have its ‘EY’ code on a domestic UAE flight which is an exciting milestone for us.”

RAK Airways will commence operations on Ras Al Khaimah-Abu Dhabi route effective 3rd October operating four times weekly using an Airbus A320.  The airline will shortly take delivery of a first ex-Spanair EC-IPI Airbus A320-232 c/n 202 that will be registered A6-TIA, which is currently being prepared by Dublin Aerospace.

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Easyjet to roll out allocated seating ©

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Easyjet announced that following a successful trial of allocated seating the airline is to roll out allocated seating across it's route network effective 27th November following feedback from customers which showed that 70% think allocated is better than first come first served policy with 60% of customers more likely to use Easyjet in future as a result.

Allocated seats will cost £3 and passengers will be able to purchase seats with extra legroom for £12 and reserve seats in the first few rows for £8.

Easyjet CEO Carolyn McCall said: "Our customers asked us to trial allocated seating and we are really pleased with the positive passenger feedback during the trial. As importantly, we have shown that we can do so while delivering strong on time performance – the most important driver of passenger satisfaction".

Easyjet has six Airbus A319s based at Belfast International Airport operating 23 domestic and international routes and is to launch a new route to Birmingham effective 22nd October operating double daily and is to add extra frequencies on routes to Edinburgh, London, Manchester.




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