Emirates, Flydubai celebrate six months of partnership

 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 


emiratesEmirates and flydubai have revealed strong passenger numbers for the first six months of their partnership, indicating the intense positive response from customers, and the successful commencement of the expanded codeshare partnership which was announced in July 2017.


The first code-share flights began at the end of October 2017.


Between November 2017 and March 2018, over 400,000 passengers have taken advantage of the partnership and over 250,000 passengers have already planned their trip for the year ahead.


This partnership initially began with codeshare flights to 29 cities, and this has quickly expanded to meet growing demand as customers have started realizing the benefits of rising flight frequencies, expanded access to international destinations on a single ticket, the convenience of checking in their baggage through to the final destination, smooth transfers during transit in Dubai, and much more.


Emirates currently flies to 141 passenger destinations. Last year, the airline launched brand new passenger routes to Newark via Athens, Zagreb and Phnom Penh, and later this year, Emirates will launch new services to London Stansted and Santiago de Chile. flydubai currently flies to 97 destinations, 80 of which are not served by Emirates, bringing the total combined network offering to 206 exclusive destinations.


Both these Dubai-based airlines would continue to provide customers greater choice and flexibility across their networks, with codeshares to more than 90 destinations today.  New codeshare flights recently launched comprise Krakow, Dubrovnik and Kinshasa with more destinations expected in the coming months such as Catania from June 13, Thessaloniki from June 15 and Helsinki from October 11.


Sheikh Ahmed bin Saaed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai said that they were pleased with how well the Emirates and flydubai partnership is going – based on bookings and the feedback from our customers and trade partners.


He further added that with this partnership, Dubai as a destination benefits from the enhanced connectivity and new travel flows.


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