Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents for 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.”
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. Under the new partnership passengers will benefit from a reduced minimum connection time (MCT) of 120 minutes, between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3 and flydubai’s in Terminal 2.
Future phases of the agreement will see the creation of additional city pair connections as the codeshare agreement is expanded.