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Dubai based Emirates Airways and flydubai partnership started in October 2017, since then over 5 million passengers have benefited from their connectivity network. In addition, around 800,000 Emirates Skywards members have earned in excess of 1.5 billion Skywards Miles on both airlines code-share agreement over the last 12 months.
As this partnership enters its third year, Emirates Group, and Chairman of flydubai, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “The strategic partnership between Emirates and flydubai has been a success, generating benefits for travelers, for both airlines, and for Dubai. Moving forward, both Emirates and flydubai will continue to develop the partnership to deliver even better customer journeys and better value for travelers and all stakeholders.”
The flydubai network via Dubai International airport allows Emirates passengers to connect to 94 destinations as of today, while flybubai passengers can access 143 Emirates destinations with Belgrade, Bucharestm, Catania being some of the favorite flydubai destinations Emirates passengers enjoy.
This strategic code sharing partnership also includes some commercial activity that offers customers competitive pricing and the alignment of frequent flyer programs to boost earning and redemption opportunities.
Just last week flydubai relocated seven more destinations from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport (DXB), this move offers seamless connectivity between the two airlines with shorter connecting times for some passengers. flydubai currently has 22 destinations operating out of DXB Terminal 3.
As for loyalty benefits, Emirates Skywards is now the preferred loyalty program for both Emirates and flydubai customers since August 2018 – passengers now benefits from greater convenience and ease with one loyalty program, plus a single metric for earning and redeeming Miles.
Flight benefits is the most popular redemption option, with members spending some 500 million Miles on flydubai flights in the past year, their top destinations? Dubai, Beirut, Karachi, Alexandria, Tbilisi, Sabiha Gokcen, Bucharest, and Baku.