Emirates Expands to 29 Flydubai Destinations

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Published October 2nd, 2017 - 10:18 GMT
The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.
The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.

Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents.

The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination. Passengers can book from 03 October on Emirates.com, through the Emirates Contact Centres or the travel agents network with travel commencing from 29 October 2017.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai, said, "This is an exciting first step in unlocking the benefits of the partnership for passengers who will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique advantages each airline offers as well as greater choice and flexibility when connecting via Dubai. This is just the start and as we expand the partner network in the coming months we will open up more opportunities for our passengers to explore the world."

Throughout the customer journey Emirates and flydubai will deliver a product experience reflective of their unique brand characteristics.  When booked together, as part of the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both Business and Economy Classes.

Connecting in Dubai's aviation hub offers a smooth transfer experience and under the new 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. 

Today's announcement is an initial phase of the extensive agreement that will, in future phases, see the creation of additional city pair connections as the codeshare agreement is expanded and both airlines' networks are optimised. 

Emirates and flydubai partnership codeshare destinations 

  • Asmara (Eritrea)
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Kiev Zhulyany (Ukraine)
  • Juba (South Sudan)
  • Krasnodar (Russia)
  • Samara (Russia)
  • Kazan (Russia)
  • Mineralnye Vody (Russia)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Rostov-on-Don (Russia)
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • Kuwait (Kuwait)
  • Baku  (Azerbaijan)
  • Lucknow (India)
  • Ahwaz (Iran)
  • Bandar Abbas (Iran)
  • Esfahan (Iran)
  • Lar (Iran)
  • Shiraz (Iran)
  • Najaf (Iraq)
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Muscat (Oman)
  • Salalah (Oman)
  • Yekaterinburg (Russia)
  • Bucharest (Romania).

Background Information

Emirates Airline

The Emirates story started in 1985 when we launched operations with just two aircraft.

Today, we fly the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering our customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies.

We inspire travelers around the world with our growing network of worldwide destinations, industry leading inflight entertainment, regionally inspired cuisine, and world-class service. Read on to find out more.

flydubai

flydubai began operations in 2009 with the aim of taking more people to more places, more often. In just a few years, flydubai has firmly established its place in the region. Today, we fly to more than 90 destinations operating out of Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International (DWC). We’re creating opportunities for travel, tourism and trade across the region. By opening up new markets, we’re changing the way people look at travel while contributing to the growth of Dubai as an aviation hub.

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