Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, and NIKI, an airberlin group subsidiary airline, today announced the sale of joint codeshare flights.
This follows December's historic announcement that Etihad Airways had become airberlin's largest single shareholder.
From today, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on NIKI (HG) operated flights from Frankfurt, Milan and Munich to the Austrian capital Vienna.
Already, Etihad Guest frequent flyer program members can earn Etihad Guest Miles on all NIKI operated flights as part of the existing agreement between topbonus and Etihad Guest.
Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said: "The beautiful city of Vienna is now one step closer thanks to these new codeshare flights.
"This is yet another tangible step in the roll-out and integration of our extensive cooperation with the airberlin group, and we look forward to announcing more destinations as our strategic partnership develops."