Building on the success of the initial phase of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today, November 7, 2017 announced 16 additional destinations, including Chittagong and Sylhet to which Emirates’ passengers will be able travel on a single ticket.
Combined network expected to reach 240 destinations by 2022.
The new, expanded network also includes Kathmandu (Nepal), Mattala Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka), Bratislava(Slovakia),Djibouti (Djibouti ,Dushanbe (Tajikistan , Hargeisa (Somalia) ,Istanbul – Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey) , Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) , Makhachkala (Russia) ,Podgorica (Montenegro) , Ufa (Russia),Voronezh (Russia) , Yerevan (Armenia) , Zanzibar (Tanzania).
Travellers can book on Emirates.com, through Emirates’ Contact Centres, or via travel agents for travel commencing from 8 November 2017.
Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark said: “We are thrilled with the positive response from travellers. Nearly 14,000 sectors have been ticketed during the first week of operation, surpassing our expectations. We have witnessed strong demand for travel from Europe and the United States to South Asian destinations.”
“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. 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 recognised by travellers 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.”
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.
Under the 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.