Emi­rates & fly­dubai join forces

In the wake of a sig­nif­i­cant part­ner­ship, here is a look at how fly­dubai will add value and en­hance its of­fer­ings to pro­vide un­matched travel op­tions to over 200 des­ti­na­tions.

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une 2009 marked the com­mer­cial launch of fly­dubai, which in eight years has ex­panded its net­work to 93 des­ti­na­tions in 44 coun­tries across Mid­dle East, GCC, Africa, Europe, Cau­ca­sus, Cen­tral Asia and the In­dian Sub­con­ti­nent. The air­line op­er­ates over 1,700 flights per week. It opened 62 new routes that did not pre­vi­ously have di­rect air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE na­tional car­rier. With a sin­gle fleet of 58 mod­ern nar­row­bod­ied Next-Gen­er­a­tion Boe­ing 737-800s, fly­dubai has changed the land­scape of mod­ern avi­a­tion and shown high pro­duc­tiv­ity.

“As an air­line we fo­cus on sim­plic­ity, ac­ces­si­bil­ity, new and in­no­va­tive ways of in­ter­act­ing with our pas­sen­gers, op­er­at­ing as a mod­ern, suc­cess­ful com­pany,” says

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, fly­dubai. Re­cently, Emi­rates and fly­dubai un­veiled an ex­ten­sive part­ner­ship, which will see the two air­lines join forces to of­fer un­matched travel op­tions. Both air­lines will con­tinue to be man­aged in­de­pen­dently, but will lever­age each other’s net­work to scale up their op­er­a­tions and ac­cel­er­ate growth. The part­ner­ship in­cludes an ex­pan­sive code­share agree­ment, sched­ule align­ment and net­work op­ti­mi­sa­tion.

Along with a di­verse net­work, fly­dubai con­tin­ues to en­hance its prod­uct of­fer­ings for pas­sen­gers. 48 out of fly­dubai’s 58 air­craft are now equipped with Wi-Fi and Live TV ser­vices, pro­vid­ing pas­sen­gers with greater con­nec­tiv­ity through­out their jour­ney.

At this year’s Ara­bian Travel Mar­ket, the air­line un­veiled its new re­wards pro­gramme, OPEN. Re­ceived well by the In­dian mar­ket, the high­est num­ber of mem­bers came from In­dia with 12 per cent of the over­all mem­ber­ship. Also at the event, fly­dubai launched its new hol­i­days di­vi­sion-Hol­i­days by fly­dubai. It aims to sim­plify travel by pro­vid­ing cus­tomers with the choice to cus­tomise pack­ages in­clud­ing flights, ho­tels and other an­cil­lary ser­vices. This por­tal al­lows travel agents, dis­trib­u­tors and fly­dubai-au­tho­rised travel shops to de­sign and book tailor-made pack­ages. Not leav­ing the travel agents be­hind, fly­dubai is grow­ing from and strengthto-strength and the In­dian mar­ket is sure to lever­age the ex­clu­sive prod­uct of­fer­ings.

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