Emirates and flydubai announced that passengers of both airlines will be able to access a wide range of travel options around the world again with convenient and safe connecting flights via Dubai.
Following the gradual resumption of passenger flights to destinations around the world, two Dubai-based airlines have revitalized their successful and strategic partnership aimed at offering their passengers greater connectivity, convenience and travel flexibility. Emirates passengers can now travel with code-sharing flights to more than 30 destinations, including favorite cities such as Belgrade, Bucharest, Kiev, Sofia and Zanzibar, with flydubai, while flydubai passengers have more than 70 destinations to travel with Emirates.
In a statement on the renewal of the partnership, Emirates Director of Commercial Affairs Adnan Kazım said: “Our passengers have a single ticket and integrated loyalty program to reach many cities, experience a safe, comfortable and stress-free transfer via Dubai and avoid dealing with baggage handling until their final destination. We are pleased to announce that Emirates and flydubai can begin to harness their complementary strengths again.
The partnership has passed a series of successful milestones since its inception in 2017, and in the coming months, Emirates and flydubai will work together to ensure our passengers reach even more destinations around the world. ”
"We are confident that travel demand will continue to increase as more countries gradually lift their international travel restrictions," said Hamad Obaidalla, Director of Commercial Affairs at Flydubai. As flydubai, we have restarted operations at 32 points in our network since June, and we expect this number to increase steadily over the next few months. Dubai has implemented effective health and safety protocols that encourage savvy travelers to travel for business, leisure or reunion with their loved ones. ”
Obaidalla continued: “We continue to be agile in our approach to maximize the use of our fleet by supporting the government's efforts to carry out return flights and only increase cargo operations. Our partnership with Emirates will continue to ensure a smoother passenger and cargo flow across our partner networks during the recovery phase. ”
Emirates and flydubai will continue to see the health and safety of their passengers and employees as top priority, both on land and in the air, while offering travel experiences that reflect their brand. Both airlines are implementing comprehensive safety measures at every step of the journey to combat COVID-19, including taking more clean-up measures at all touchpoints and using advanced HEPA filters installed in the cabin air to eliminate dust, allergens and germs from the cabin air.
Passengers transiting from Dubai undergo thermal scanning at the airport. Protective anti-microbial screens have been installed at the transfer counters at Dubai airport, and the airport personnel who are ready to provide additional support use personal protective equipment (PPE). Flydubai operates most of its flights to destinations in Africa, Central Asia and Europe from Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, providing uninterrupted transfers to passengers traveling on Emirates flights to or from Dubai.
COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all passengers arriving and in transit to Dubai, this application provides an even safer transfer experience via the airport for Emirates and flydubai passengers.
Passengers traveling on Emirates flights will also be provided with a free hygiene kit that includes a mask, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes.
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Passengers who book from Emirates will also be able to travel safely if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 while traveling, thanks to the airline's commitment to cover medical costs related to COVID-19 free of charge. This same zamAt the moment, Emirates ticket holders also include code-sharing flights with flydubai.
The partnership between Emirates and flydubai first took effect in October 2017 and has been highly sought after and welcomed by passengers who can enjoy a seamless transfer experience in Dubai as well as more connections and a wider range of options. More than 5 million passengers have benefited from the unique city connections offered in the first two years of the partnership.
In August 2018, flydubai switched to Emirates Skywards as a loyalty program, allowing passengers to earn more Skywards Miles and Tier Miles, access their rewards faster and enjoy more privileges as they progress through their membership status. - Hibya