- Emirates, Flydubai Introduce First Code-share Routes
Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai have announced that Emirates would expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents.
The new partner network, through its code-share, would offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination. Passengers can book from 03 October on Emirates.com, through the Emirates Contact Centres or the travel agents network with travel commencing from 29 October 2017.
Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “This is an exciting first step in unlocking the benefits of the partnership for passengers who will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique advantages each airline offers 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 coming months we will open up more opportunities for our passengers to explore the world.”
Throughout the customer journey Emirates and flydubai would deliver a product experience reflective of their unique brand characteristics. When booked together, as part of the code-share, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both business and economy classes.
Connecting in Dubai’s aviation hub offers a smooth transfer experience and under the new partnership passengers will benefit from a reduced minimum connection time (MCT) between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3 and flydubai’s in Terminal 2 of 120 minutes.
Emirates said the announcement is an initial phase of the extensive agreement that would, in future phases, see the creation of additional city pair connections as the code-share agreement is expanded and both airlines’ networks are optimised.
In this first phase of the partnership, Emirates Skywards members could earn Skywards miles and Skywards Tier Miles on code-share flights as per the existing Skywards mileage programme.
In addition to the Emirates free checked baggage allowance, Skywards Premium members could also enjoy their extra checked baggage allowances of 20kg (Platinum members), 16kg (Gold members) and 12kg (Silver members) on code-share flights operated by flydubai.