Following its partnership with flydubai, Emirates Airline has announced that it will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents, starting from October 29, 2017.
The brand-new network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and seamless access to more global destinations, with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.
The airlines’ partnership codeshare destinations include 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; 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; and Bucharest, Romania.
“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,” said chairman and CEO, Emirates Group, and chairman, flydubai, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
“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.”
The recent 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.