Emirates and flydubai confirmed the expansion of their partnership, which turned out to be very successful in its initial phase. On November 8 the two carriers announced 16 additional destinations to which Emirates’ passengers will be able travel on a single ticket.
The new codeshare destinations include places from around the world that feature the exotic but sought-after routes to Zanzibar, Kathmandu and Kilimanjaro.
Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark expressed his satisfaction and stated that almost 14,000 segments have been ticketed during the first week of operation, which was more than the expected number.
He also added that, “This partnership is an unprecedented opportunity for both airlines to unleash the combined power of their networks, offering travelers greater choice and flexibility when planning their trips. We want to make exploring the world as friendly and as convenient as possible.”
Flydubai Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith said:
“The many benefits of Dubai’s international aviation hub have been recognized by travelers who have already shown that they are keen to explore the world together. Today’s announcement will allow them to discover another 16 destinations as well as enjoy the unique personality of each airline.”
The extended partnership also offers more benefits for frequent flyers such as earning Skywards miles, free checked baggage allowance, etc.