Dubai-based airlines Emirates and flydubai are expecting to build their combined networks to 240 destinations by 2022, up from 216, further building the strategic partnership they started in October 2017.
In 2018, the two airlines jointly carried 3.29 million passengers on codeshare flights across 84 destinations.
“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,” Emirates said in a statement issued Jan. 16.
The partnership started with codeshare flights to 29 cities. This has since grown to 84, with further additions planned for 2019.
“During 2019 the network of codeshare flights will be further expanded, with the launch of new flydubai destinations Naples and Budapest, as well as several others that will be announced in due course. Flydubai flights to Chittagong will also restart from Jan. 20, while flights to Kozhikode, Kerala, will start from Feb. 1,” Emirates said.
Since Dec. 2, 2018, a selection of flydubai flights started operating from Dubai’s Terminal 3, to simplify connections between the two airlines. Currently, 11 flydubai flights operate from Terminal 3, but more services will be moved during 2019, including Naples and Budapest…