Emirates and Flybe sign codeshare agreement

Emirates-FlybeThe codeshare agreement between Emrirates and Flybe will be effective July 2015. (Image source: Emirates)UAE’s Emirates has struck a codeshare agreement with UK-based low-cost airline Flybe in a bid to provide greater access to destinations in the UK and Europe at large

The deal is expected to be implemented in July and subject to regulatory approval, said Emirates authorities.

Once approved, Emirates will be connected to 25 Flybe routes in the UK. Cities such as Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey and Newquay will have access to the airline. In addition, the Dubai-based carrier is likely to capitalise on traffic from Flybe’s 72-airport European network and funnel passengers onto its global network via Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham.

Thierry Antinori, executive vice-president and CCO of Emirates said, “Our new codeshare agreement with Flybe will provide our passengers with increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to different cities within the UK to and from Dubai, ultimately offering a smoother, more convenient travel experience. Emirates already offers 16 daily services from the UK to Dubai with another daily service flying from Birmingham from the beginning of August. Together with Flybe, we are taking more people to more places and opening up new UK destinations to people around the world. It’s an important partnership as we continue to expand the destinations available to Emirates’ passengers.”

Emirates customers travelling on Flybe will be entitled to the same luggage allowance as that on Emirates checked through to their final destination. All Emirates’ passengers on Flybe flights will receive boarding passes on check-in at their first international departure point for connecting international services.

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