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

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

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

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

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

(Reporting by Stephen Mangan; Editing by Richard Pullin)

((stephen.mangan@thomsonreuters.com)(+44 0 20 7542 7931))

Keywords: EMIRATES ETIHAD/