Since the reactivation of the Emirates and flydubai partnership in September 2020, nearly 500,000 customers have taken advantage of the enhanced connectivity offered by both airlines. By the end of May 2021, the joint network will reach 168 destinations.
On Monday (May 17, 2021), Emirates announced the continued success of their partnership with flydubai, which was reactivated in September 2020. Since last September, over 500,000 customers have taken advantage of the enhanced network connectivity, which will jointly reach 168 destinations by the end of May 2021. Some of the most popular destinations booked through the codeshare partnership include Kabul, Kathmandu, Kyiv, the Maldives and Zanzibar. Under the partnership, Emirates customers can travel on codeshare flights to over 56 unique flydubai destiantions, while flydubai’s customers can chose from over 82 destinations served by Emirates.
In Monday’s announcement, Emirates Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said,
“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. 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.”
In addition to the codeshared flights, guests will enjoy enhanced schedules across 30 destinations served by both airlines. Recently, flydubai announced the resumption of service to 12 destinations in Russia and five cities in Iran, as well as summer seasonal service to popular holiday destinations in Georgia and Turkey. Both airlines continue to expand their flight schedules with 16 additional countries opening to quarantine-free travel including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Djibouti, Finland, Georgia, Kyrgzstan, Romania, Serbia, Tanzania, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Starting May 21, 2021, Emirates’ guests will enjoy more connectivity with improved schedules and connections to 22 flydubai destinations from Terminal 3, including service to Basra, Belgrade, Bucharest, Kyiv, Odesa, Prague, Salalah, Sofia, Zanzibar and others. Customers connecting via Dubai International Airport (DXB) can look forward to a seamless transfer experience and reduced connection times between Emirates’ Terminal 3 and flydubai’s operations in Terminal 2. Guests traveling on both airlines will also enjoy the benefits of the Emirates Skywards loyalty program, jointly shared with flydubai, with more earning opportunities and an extensive range of flight and partner rewards, as well as other benefits.