Emirates flydubai codeshare takes off
THE EMIRATES FLYDUBAI codeshare recently took off with 29 flydubai destinations now part of the Emirates network. These include cities where Emirates doesn’t fly to or where flydubai enjoys strong coverage such as in Russia (six), Iran (five) and south-east Europe (Belgrade, Sarajevo, Sofia).
Emirates passengers who book flights under the codeshare receive free meals on flydubai and the same checked baggage allowance as normal in business and economy. The two aim to offer two-hour connection times between Terminal 3 and 2.
EK Skywards members earn miles on codeshare flights. Silver, gold and platinum members will enjoy 12kg, 16kg and 20kg respectively of checked baggage allowance on flights operated by Flydubai, and use the carrier’s business check-in counters.
Gold members of Flydubai’s Open programme can access business check-in desks and receive priority baggage tag and delivery for Emirates flights but not lounge or fast-track access at T3.
Future phases of the deal will see both carriers agree additional city pair codeshares and other frequent flier benefits.