Mar 31, 2017: Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways have inked a deal expanding their codeshare agreement on October 01, 2016, projected to be effective as of 2017 summer season.

The revamped codeshare agreement is likely to boost the cooperation among the two carriers and avails a range of additional destinations for customers to travel to.

According to Ethiopian acting vice president strategic planning and alliances, Girma Shiferaw, revamping the already existing codeshare agreement with South African Airways, emanates from their common ambition and joint effort to expand footprint to different destinations and better serve their customers globally.

Acting Chief Commercial Officer at South African Airways, Aaron Munetsi, said that the enhanced codeshare agreement will enable both the parties to offer their mutual customers more destinations including Durban, Cape Town and Toronto as additions to the existing codeshare flights.

Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways signed the first codeshare agreement on 17, September 2003 and extended codeshare agreement on October 01, 2016 on destinations such as Cape Town, Durban and Toronto. More codeshare destinations are expected to be added in the near future.

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