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Etihad Airways, Kanoo Travel to open four retail outlets in Dubai

Published 13 April 2012

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has entered into a strategic partnership with Bahrain-based Kanoo Travel to open four joint retail locations in Dubai.

Under the new partnership, the new four Kanoo retail locations in Dubai will be rebranded as Etihad/Kanoo outlets.

The company believes that the deal will allow Etihad Airways to provide an array of specialized services in the travel industry across Dubai market, throughout the GCC and in the UK.

Founded in 1937, Kanoo is a travel agency group in the Middle East with more than 200 locations and through a global network of travel partners.

Etihad Airways chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said the strategic partnership with Kanoo Travel marks a major milestone for Etihad Airways ' distribution strategy.

"The co-branding of four retail locations in Dubai is only the beginning of an ambitious joint vision for our partnership, which will see Etihad Airways increase its share of various GCC markets," Baumgartner said.