Monday, 26th January 2015

Etihad Airways and airberlin conduct joint road show

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Etihad Airways conducted a joint road show with airberlin in Lazimpat, Kathmandu, on Monday.

Tamas Hanyi, the regional sales manager of airberlin for Asia-Pacific, does a presentation on the scope and new areas of opportunity with an Etihad Airways-airberlin partnership at a joint road show in Lazimpat, Kathmandu, on Monday. (NN/Narayan Maharjan)Tamas Hanyi, the regional sales manager of airberlin for Asia-Pacific, spoke about the scope and areas of opportunity of Etihad and airberlin for the Nepali market.

Hanyi highlighted the benefits of the Etihad-airberlin partnership including airberlin's top bonus frequent flyer programme.

Airberlin will introduce a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Berlin this winter, he said.
The partnership offers a combined network of 239 destinations in 77 countries across globe, including 45 countries in Europe.

The two airlines announced expansion of their partnership and unveiled joint livery aircraft in January this year.

Pawana Shrestha, the general manager of Etihad in Nepal, said the partnership will help develop tourism in Nepal because US and Europe are among the key markets for high end tourists.  She said that there would be a positive market impact stimulating competition, benefitting passengers across globe and adding more destinations to guests/tourists in Nepal.

The commercial partnership highlights include the expansion of joint sales operation, building on already existing services provided by 17 joint sales offices located around world and representation in more than 50 markets.

563,000 passengers flew across the two networks in 2013 registering 78 percent increase compared to the previous year.