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Air France-KLM, Etihad, Air Berlin in partnership

PARIS, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM, Abu Dhabi flag carrier Etihad and Germany's AirBerlin plan to start a code-share agreement offeringpassengers access to some of each other's services from Oct. 28,Air France-KLM said on Monday.

The accord will enable Etihad customers to fly on KLM'sdaily Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi flight, whilst Air France customerswill be able to travel on the daily Etihad service between Parisand Abu Dhabi, Air France-KLM said in a statement.

"Beyond their gateways, this code-share agreement offersfive destinations each to Air France and KLM passengers on theAsian and Australian market and 10 European destinations toEtihad passengers on Air France and KLM," Air France-KLM said.

The code-share deal between Air France and Air Berlin willenable customers of both carriers to fly on all routes operatedby both airlines between France and Germany. Passengers willalso be able to connect to certain destinations via Paris forAir Berlin, and via Berlin or Duesseldorf for Air France.

(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Blaise Robinson)

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