SQ and MI codeshare with Scoot

December 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 6 December 2017: SIA and SilkAir customers will gain booking access to over 30  destinations as a codeshare deal with Scoot progressively rolls out.

The deal opens up more travel options for Singapore Airlines  and SilkAir customers who  can now book flights to more than 130 destinations across the SIA Group network, which includes the low-cost airline Scoot.

Under the agreement, SIA will progressively add its ‘SQ’ designator code, while SilkAir will add its ‘MI’ code to Scoot-operated flights between Singapore and more than 30 destinations served by Scoot. Read more

Emirates and flydubai expand partnership

November 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Middle east, News

DUBAI, 7 November 2017 –Emirates and flydubai introduced the second phase of their partnership, Tuesday, with 16 additional codeshare destinations.

The new, expanded network now includes destinations such as Zanzibar, Kathmandu and Kilimanjaro that are now single ticketed journeys for passengers of either airline.

Travellers can book the additional codeshare flights through Emirates.com effective 8 November. Read more

Etihad pulls plug on Dallas flight

November 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

ABU DHABI, 3 November 2017: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said, Thursday, it will suspend from next March flights to the US city of Dallas rendered unprofitable after American Airlines ended a codeshare deal with it.

In July, American Airlines said it would no longer share flights with Etihad and Qatar Airways as part of its push against what it views as unfair government subsidies to Middle East carriers.

“The unfortunate decision by American Airlines to terminate a commercial relationship that benefited both carriers has left Etihad with no choice but to suspend flights” between Abu Dhabi and Dallas, Etihad CEO Peter Baumgartner said. Read more

Vietnam signs codeshare with PG

November 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand, Vietnam

BANGKOK, 1 November 2017: Vietnam Airlines signed off on a code-share agreement with Bangkok Airways, last week, that should build commercial sales between the two airlines on specified routes.

Vietnam Airline customers will be able to fly to Bangkok and connect with Bangkok Airways’ domestic flights ticketed through on Vietnam Airlines.

The formula works well with Bangkok Airways, which currently has codeshare deals with 24 foreign airlines and on some routes the codeshare contribution represents the majority of flight bookings. Read more

Emirates and flydubai connects the dots

October 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

SINGAPORE 3 October 2017: Emirates announced, Monday, that it would expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents as part of a wider partner agreement between the two airlines.

The latest codeshares will offer easier access to more destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.

Passengers can now book travel through to these 29 destinations, commencing 29 October on Emirates.com, through the Emirates Contact Centres, or travel agents. It involves a change of plane to flydubai at the Dubai hub.  Read more

Vietjet inks partnership with JAL

July 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Vietnam

BANGKOK, 27 July 2017: Japan Airlines and Vietjet signed a formal partnership agreement, earlier this week, starting with codeshare flights and extending to other areas impacting on passenger services.

The two airlines concluded an agreement after discussions on expanding their networks to respond to growing travel demand between the two countries.

As a first step, JAL and Vietjet agreed to start  codeshare cooperation for all flights between Japan and Vietnam as well as JAL’s domestic flights, and Vietjet’s domestic flights. Read more

Emirates and flydubai join forces

July 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DUBAI, UAE, 24 July 2017: Emirates and flydubai have unveiled an extensive partnership, which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer more travel options.

Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth.

The partnership goes beyond codeshares to include integrated networks with coordinated scheduling. The new model will give flydubai customers  connectivity to Emirates’ worldwide destinations spanning six continents. For Emirates’ customers, it opens up flydubai’s regional network. Read more

Middle East airlines slam AA

July 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DOHA, 19 July 2017: Qatar Airways and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad said late last week they were disappointed with an American Airlines decision to end its codeshare relationships with them as part of its push against government subsidies of Middle East carriers.

Earlier in the week, American notified both carriers of its decision to no longer share flights with them over what it described as “illegal subsidies”.

“We are disappointed,” Akbar al-Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways, said in response to the announcement. Read more

AA ends Qatar codeshare

July 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Middle east, News

DOHA, 17 July 2017: Qatar Airways said late last week it was “disappointed” with an American Airlines decision to end its codeshare relationship with the Doha-based carrier as part of its push against government subsidies of Middle Eastern carriers.

But Qatar Airways’ chief executive, Akbar al-Baker, said the decision would not lead to his airline reducing services to the United States.

“We are disappointed,” Baker told reporters in Doha. Read more

MAI codeshare adds Colombo

June 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Myanmar, News

YANGON, 8 June 2017: Myanmar Airways International and SriLankan Airlines have entered into a codeshare deal that combines one-stop flights Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

The codeshare flights were launched 1 June.

Myanmar Airways International offers flights to Bangkok and Singapore that connect seamlessly with flights operated by SriLankan Airlines from the two major hubs to Colombo the capital of Sri Lanka. Read more

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