Emirates and flydubai extend codeshares

DUBAI, UAE, 10 January 2018: Emirates and flydubai will offer travellers even more connectivity and flight options this year, with new codeshare flights planned to Krakow in Poland 8 April, and Catania in Italy 13 June.

Both Dubai-based airlines currently offer customers travel options across their networks, with codeshares to 81 destinations.

The partnership initially began with codeshare flights to 29 cities, and in the two months since the first codeshare flights took off,  29 October, over 165,000 passengers have benefitted from the partnership.

For bookings under the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in business and economy class.

They will also benefit from a reduced minimum connection time of 120 minutes between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3 and flydubai’s in Terminal 2.

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

Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members travelling on codeshare flights can access flydubai’s Business Check-in counters and receive priority tags.

Further benefits for members of each airline’s frequent flyer and loyalty programmes will be announced in due course.