DUBAI, UAE, 19 May 2021: Emirates and flydubai are
delivering more connectivity for travellers across their combined network,
which is expected to reach 168 destinations by the end of May.
Since the revival of their strategic codeshare partnership
in early September 2020, close to 500,000 passengers have flown on the
Emirates-flydubai combined network, taking advantage of optimised schedules,
connections and baggage transfers through Dubai, all on a single ticket. Top
destinations booked through the codeshare include Kabul, Kathmandu, Kyiv, the
Maldives and Zanzibar.
Emirates customers can travel on codeshare flights to over
56 unique flydubai destinations, while flydubai customers can choose from over
82 Emirates destinations. Customers can also take advantage of an enhanced
schedule spread across 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, with more destinations expected to be announced in the
coming months as countries open their borders for business and tourism.
Both airlines continue to layer on a greater range of flight
schedules with 16 additional countries opening 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.*
Smoother, safer journeys
From 21 May, 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, amongst others.
Emirates and flydubai offer travel experiences and inflight
services that are focused on the value proposition of each individual brand
whilst prioritising the health and safety of customers and employees on the
ground and in the air. Both airlines have implemented extensive biosafety
measures throughout the travel journey. This includes enhanced sanitisation,
state-of-the-art HEPA filters onboard, amongst a number of other protocols. A
large portion of crew and pilots across both airlines have also been fully
Customers connecting via Dubai to their final destination
can look forward to a smooth transfer experience with reduced connection times
between Emirates’ Terminal 3 and flydubai’s operations in Terminal 2.
Frequent flyer benefits
The Emirates Skywards programme, the joint loyalty programme
for Emirates and flydubai continues to grow its compelling customer
For its loyal frequent flyers, Emirates Skywards is
extending the Tier Status of its Silver, Gold and Platinum members until 2022.
The validity of any Skywards Miles has also been further
extended until 31 August 2021, providing Skywards members with more
opportunities to use them for an extensive range of flight and partner rewards
as well as other privileges.
In addition, Emirates Skywards is offering members a chance
to earn double Tier Miles on all Emirates and flydubai flights booked until 30
June, for travel until 30 December 2021.
(Source: Your Stories Emirates)