UAE-based airline Emirates has signed a new set of agreements with budget airline flydubai to jointly support the incident of flight networks and operations.
The new deals include a codeshare agreement and put together network collaboration with coordinated flight scheduling.
The first code-sharing contrivances under the new contract are expected to be introduced by the end of this year.
To be implemented all over the upcoming months, the new contracts will enable flydubai customers to gain improved connectivity services to Emirates’ destinations, which span across six continents worldwide.
«This new partnership determination unlock the immense value that the complementary models of both companies can realize to consumers, each airline, and to Dubai.”
Emirates customers will also help from flydubai’s regional network capabilities.
However, the new contracts force not affect the ownership structure of the airlines, which will continue to be handled independently.
Emirates chairman and chief executive Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum remarked: “Both airlines have grown independently and successfully over the years, and this new partnership last will and testament unlock the immense value that the complementary models of both parties can bring to consumers, each airline, and to Dubai.”
Emirates currently sprints a fleet of 259 aircraft flying to 157 destinations, while flydubai manages 58 new-generation Boeing 737 aircraft to 95 destinations.
The newly signed understandings aim to create a combined fleet of 380 aircraft flying to as many as 240 termini by 2022.
The deals will also see both airlines work together on several initiatives covering the fields of commercial, network planning, airport missions, customer journeys, and frequent flyer programmes.
Image: Emirates and flydubai aircraft. Photo: courtliness of The Emirates Group.