Emirates and flydubai codeshare provides connections to 168 destinations for Dubai travellers
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Emirates and flydubai codeshare provides connections to 168 destinations for Dubai travellers

Emirates and flydubai codeshare provides connections to 168 destinations for Dubai travellers

Since reviving their codeshare partnership in September 2020, close to 500,000 passengers have flown on their combined network

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Dubai-based carriers Emirates and flydubai will have a combined network of 168 destinations by the end of May, offering connectivity for passengers across their shared network.

The two airlines revived their codeshare partnership in September 2020, and since then close to 500,000 passengers have flown on the combined network.

Read: Dubai carriers Emirates, flydubai revive partnership to offer customers greater travel flexibility

The top destinations booked through the codeshare include Kabul, Kathmandu, Kyiv, the Maldives and Zanzibar.

Emirates customers can travel on codeshare flights to over 56 destinations served by flydubai alone, while flydubai customers can travel to over 82 destinations serviced by Emirates. Customers can also travel to another 30 destinations served by both airlines.

flydubai recently announced the resumption of flights into 12 destinations in Russia, five cities in Iran, as well as flights to seasonal destinations in Georgia, Turkey and Montenegro.

Both airlines continue to leverage opportunities especially among 16 additional countries that have opened up for international tourism with quarantine-free entry, including: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Djibouti, Finland, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Serbia, Tanzania, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Starting May 21, Emirates’ customers will enjoy an even better experience with improved schedules, and connections to 22 flydubai destinations from Terminal 3. Destinations include Basra, Belgrade, Bucharest, Kyiv, Odesa, Prague, Salalah, Sofia, Zanzibar, among others.

“The Emirates and flydubai partnership continues to grow steadily to offer travellers even better connectivity to Dubai, and through Dubai to an extensive global network,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai.

“We are seeing strong customer take-up and are excited to take the partnership to the next level by expanding services to new destinations. The close collaboration between Emirates and flydubai also benefits Dubai as a business, leisure, and aviation hub with enhanced connectivity and travel flows from the combined network of both carriers as it continues to safely welcome visitors from around the world. We’re confident that both airlines will rebuild their networks even better, as they chart the path to recovery,” he added.

In an exclusive interview on Monday, Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer, told Gulf Business that Emirates is currently operating to almost 120 destinations and is looking to increase capacity and and its network as more countries reopen their borders.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates not looking at any layoffs as it looks to gradually ramp up operations

The airline is currently at roughly 30-35 per cent of capacity mainly since it is not operating flights to the Indian subcontinent, South Africa and Nigeria, among others.

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