Emirates and flydubai ramping up operations from Dubai International Airport
Emirates and flydubai expect to serve 168 destinations from Dubai by the end of May, a route network that they believe delivers on their customer promise to reintroduce more convenience, choice and seamless connectivity for travellers.
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 convenient connection times and baggage transfers through Dubai, all on a single ticket.
Top destinations from Dubai International Airport (DXB) booked through the codeshare include Kabul, Kathmandu, Kyiv, the Maldives and Zanzibar.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Group and chairman of flydubai, 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. We’re confident that both airlines will rebuild their networks even better, as they chart the path to recovery.”
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.*
Emirates notes that from 21 May its customers will enjoy an even better experience with improved schedules, and connections to 22 flydubai destinations from DXB’s Terminal 3. Destinations include Basra, Belgrade, Bucharest, Kyiv, Odesa, Prague, Salalah, Sofia, Zanzibar, amongst others.
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.