Two biggest airline companies in the Dubai, Emirates and flydubai, continues to open up the world for travelers as it expands new destinations on its daily flights.
Through the codeshare partnership, Emirates customers can access 67 additional destinations through flydubai’s network, while flydubai customers have 115 additional destinations they can travel to on Emirates’ network. The partnership has since delivered a number of benefits to both airlines’ customers, such as offering greater global connectivity through more destination choices, flexibility with flight options when planning trips, one integrated frequent flyer program, and the convenience of traveling on a single ticket with seamless point-to-point baggage handling.
Expanding global connectivity
The partnership started with codeshare flights to just 29 cities, and has since expanded to 84, including new flydubai destinations such as Catania, Krakow, Dubrovnik, and Helsinki. This year, it is set to add new flights in Naples, Budapest and other countries in due time. Flights to Chittagong via flydubai will also restart from January 20, while flights to Kozhikode, Kerala, will be on February 1.
Delivering better connections
To improve the connections between Emirates and flydubai flights to Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Catania, Helsinki, Krakow, Mineralnye Vody, Prague, Rostov-on-Don, Salalah, and Zagreb among others, 11 flydubai flights started to operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport. This move has enabled customers booked to travel to these destinations to check-in at the Emirates Business Class and Economy Class desks in the departures area of Terminal 3. Business Class passengers are also able to use fast track on the ground and enjoy other Business Class services, while transiting passengers have a smooth and quick transit time.
One frequent flyer program
To provide customers with an easy way to accrue and redeem air miles, flydubai adopted Emirates Skywards as its frequent flyer program in August last year. The loyalty program allows Emirates Skywards members to earn Skywards Miles and Tier Miles, as well as enjoy shared travel benefits when flying across the combined networks.
Skywards members have also been active in using their Miles to partially or fully pay for over 10,000 flydubai tickets. Members earn the same currency with both airlines, reaching rewards faster and rise easily through the tiers of the program. Among the perks offered are Business Class check-in desks when flying Economy Class, and extra baggage plus priority baggage delivery.
Currently, the combined networks of Emirates and flydubai is 216. By 2022, it is expected to reach 240 destinations, offering customers across the world far reaching global connectivity via Dubai.