Together. Explore the world.
Bangalore; 03 October 2017: Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents.
The new partner network, through its codeshare, willoffer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with theadvantage of connecting baggage to the final destination. Passengers canbook from 03 October on Emirates.com, through the Emirates Contact Centres orthe travel agents network with travel commencing from 29 October 2017.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman andChief Executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai, said, “This is anexciting first step in unlocking the benefits of the partnership for passengerswho will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique advantages each airlineoffers as well as greater choice and flexibility when connecting via Dubai.This is just the start and as we expand the partner network in the comingmonths we will open up more opportunities for our passengers to explore theworld.”
Throughout the customer journey Emirates and flydubaiwill deliver a product experience reflective of their unique brandcharacteristics. When booked together, as part of the codeshare, Emiratespassengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggageallowance on flights operated by flydubai in both Business and Economy Classes.
Connecting in Dubai’s aviation hub offers a smoothtransfer experience and under the new partnership passengers will benefit froma reduced minimum connection time (MCT) between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3and flydubai’s in Terminal 2 of 120 minutes.
Today’s announcement is an initial phase of theextensive agreement that will, in future phases, see the creation of additionalcity pair connections as the codeshare agreement is expanded and both airlines’networks are optimised.
More benefits for frequent flyers
In this first phase of the partnership, EmiratesSkywards members can earn Skywards miles and Skywards Tier Miles on codeshareflights as per the existing Skywards mileage programme.
In addition to the Emirates free checked baggageallowance, Skywards Premium members can also enjoy their extra checked baggageallowances of 20kg (Platinum members), 16kg (Gold members) and 12kg (Silvermembers) on codeshare flights operated by flydubai.
Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members travellingon codeshare flights can access flydubai’s Business Check-in counters andreceive priority tags.
Further benefits for members of each airlines’frequent flyer and loyalty programmes will be announced in due course.