Three reasons why Qantas and Emirates will fly higher
The Australian consumer commission's reauthorisation of their partnership under 2023 stands to benefit passengers
The partnership will allow both carriers to leverage the latest aircraft technology and maximise new routes. 1. Expanded offerings: The move allows both airlines to expand their offerings out of Dubai and Sydney. For Emirates, Qantas’ move to shift flights from Dubai to Singapore allows the airline to expand locally as it continues to solidify its partnership with low-cost carrier flydubai. For Qantas, the move allows the Aussie flag carrier to take advantage of Asian demand for flights to Europe through Singapore. 2. Competitive fares: Given that Emirates is expanding its A380 flights to Australia from Dubai, the partnership gives passengers more choices and competitive fares when travelling to Europe – which will also benefit passengers on regional Trans-Tasman routes from Australian cities, as well as from the GCC through Dubai. Qantas and Emirates offer one of the world’s most modern fleets of long-haul aircraft. 3. More travellers: Emirates’ planned fleet expansion could allow it to fill more premium cabin seats if they are able to take on more passengers flying either way through Dubai to other destinations. Emirates would then be able to bring onboard business and first class passengers flying Qantas through its Singapore hub, who then wish to travel on to long-haul destinations to which Qantas does not fly.