Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has signed an interline agreement with Airlink, an airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa, to allow passengers to enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower fare tickets between points within the carriers’ networks.
With the agreement between the two carriers, passengers can book their itineraries on both airlines easily. The partnership attracts more customers providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said: “We are happy to enhance our co-operation and add Airlink to our list of growing partners in Africa. As South Africa represents the continent’s largest market and with the significant changes in the region’s industry players, implementation of this interline agreement will create ease of access to those travelling to/from South African regional airports and Ethiopian destinations across five continents.”
The Ethiopian carrier has been implementing various partnership agreements with African and global carriers to expand its accessibility to its customers. The partnership with Airlink will increase connectivity options for customers in the regions of South Africa with the vast network of Ethiopian Airlines in the continent and beyond.
Ethiopian Airlines connectivity options are crucial in fulfilling the increasing demand of customers. Ethiopian and Airlink will handle each other’s travellers check-in and baggage for all their flights. Airlink provides services between smaller, under-served towns and larger hub airports.
Through the interline agreement, customers from South Africa will benefit from more than 60 African destination of Ethiopian.