American Airlines and Etihad Airways announced (19-Aug-09) regulatory approval has been received for their codeshare agreement, effective 02-Sep-09. The agreement applies to Etihad services between Abu Dhabi and New York, Chicago, Paris, Dublin, Frankfurt, Manchester and Milan, and American Airlines services between Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston and selected US domestic services. [more]
Etihad Airways and American Airlines codeshare gains approval
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