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Emirates, flydubai to add more routes to codeshare deal

Krakow in Poland and Catania in Italy will be added to shared network in second quarter of 2018

Emirates, flydubai to add more routes to codeshare deal

Emirates and flydubai will offer travellers even more connectivity and flight options in 2018, with new codeshare flights planned.

Flights to Krakow in Poland from April 8 and Catania in Italy from June 13 will be added to the shared network of 81 destinations, with more to follow, the airlines said in a statement.

The partnership initially began with codeshare flights to 29 cities, and this has quickly expanded to meet demand, they added.

In the two months since the first codeshare flights took off on October 29, over 165,000 passengers have benefited from the partnership.

For bookings under the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in Business and Economy class.

Emirates Skywards members earn Skywards miles and Skywards Tier Miles on codeshare flights as per the existing Skywards programme.

In addition to the Emirates free checked baggage allowance, Skywards Premium members can also enjoy their extra checked baggage allowances of 20kg (Platinum members) 16kg (Gold members) and 12kg (Silver members) on codeshare flights operated by flydubai.

Skywards Silver, Gold and Platinum members travelling on codeshare flights can access flydubai’s Business Check-in counters and receive priority tags.

Further benefits for members of each airline’s frequent flyer and loyalty programmes will be announced in due course.

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