Emirates, Flydubai expand Dubai’s connectivity; Offers more travel options

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The largest airline in the UAE, Emirates, and Dubai’s budget airline flydubai will have a combined network of 168 destinations by the end of May, providing travelers with more ease, choice, and seamless connectivity through their combined network.

According to the reports, since the airlines’ codeshare agreement was revived in September 2020 around 500,000 passengers have operated on the merged network. Top destinations booked through the codeshare include Kabul, Kathmandu, Kyiv, the Maldives, and Zanzibar.

Emirates clients can fly to over 56 different flydubai destinations on codeshare flights, while flydubai customers can choose from over 82 Emirates destinations. Travelers will also benefit from a more extensive schedule that spans 30 destinations served by both airlines.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
CEO – Emirates
Chairman – flydubai

“The Emirates and flydubai partnership continue to grow steadily to offer travelers 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.”

Recently, flydubai has 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.

As per the reports, “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.”

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