Emirates and flydubai expand partnership

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.

Commenting on the first phase of the partnership Emirates president, Sir Tim Clark said: “This partnership is an unprecedented opportunity for both airlines to unleash the combined power of their networks, offering travellers greater choice and flexibility when planning their trips.”

Flydubai  chief executive officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “The many benefits of Dubai’s international aviation hub have been recognised by travellers. Today’s announcement will allow them to discover another 16 destinations.”

New codeshare destinations:

Bratislava (Slovakia)

Chittagong (Bangladesh)

Djibouti (Djibouti)

Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

Hargeisa (Somalia)

Istanbul – Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey)

Kathmandu (Nepal)

Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

Mattala Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka)

Makhachkala (Russia)

Podgorica (Montenegro)

Sylhet (Bangladesh)

Ufa (Russia)

Voronezh (Russia)

Yerevan (Armenia)

Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Emirates and flydubai will continue to offer a travel experience reflective of each other’s brand. For bookings under the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both business and economy.

Passengers will benefit from a reduced minimum connection time between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3 and flydubai’s in Terminal 2 to two hours.

Emirates Skywards members can earn miles and Skywards Tier Miles on codeshare flights as per the existing Skywards mileage programme.

In addition to the Emirates free checked baggage allowance, Skywards Premium members can also enjoy their extra checked baggage allowances of 20kg (Platinum members), 16kg (Gold members) and 12kg (Silver members) on codeshare flights operated by flydubai.