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Etihad to announce Air-France KLM code share link-FT

LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi's flagcarrier, will announce a code share agreement with AirFrance-KLM on Monday, the Financial Times reported.

The deal will not include an equity stake and signals athawing of relations between Europe's flag carriers and theyounger Gulf airlines, the FT said.

Another code share would also be announced on Monday,between Air Berlin , in which Etihad bought a 29.2 percent stake in December, and Air France, the newspaper said.

The gulf carrier on Sunday reported revenue of $1.3 billionin the third quarter, a 19 percent rise year-on-year. [ID:nL6E8L73Y5]

(Reporting by Stephen Mangan; Editing by Richard Pullin)

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