Ethiopian Airlines and South Africa’s Airlink have announced an interline agreement continuing their momentum of increased connectivity by allowing passengers to enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower fare tickets between points within the carriers’ networks.
With the interline agreements between the two carriers, passengers can book through their itineraries on both airlines easily. The partnership attracts more customers providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink.
Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said, “In our continuous commitment and endeavor to expand our service beyond our extensive network in Africa, we arehappy to enhance our cooperation 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,” he noted.
Ethiopian Airlines has been implementing various partnership agreements with African and global carriers to further expand its accessibility to its customers.
Ethiopian and Airlink customers will handle each other’s travelers check in and baggage for all their flights with the airlines.
While Airlink provides services between smaller, under-served towns and larger hub airports the airline will act as a feeder carrier for customers from southern Africa who will benefit from more than 60 African destination of Ethiopian, the Airlines said.