From October 3, Emirates will be able to offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination. Passengers can book on Emirates.com, through the Emirates Contact Centers or their travel agent network, with travel commencing from 29 October 2017.
“This is a step in unlocking the benefits of the partnership for passengers, who will enjoy the unique advantages each airline offers and greater flexibility when connecting via Dubai,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates group chairman and chief executive, and flydubai chairman.
When booked together, as part of the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both business and economy classes, the company said in an announcement.
Connecting in Dubai’s aviation hub offers a smooth transfer experience and under the new partnership passengers will benefit from a reduced minimum connection time (MCT) between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3 and flydubai’s in Terminal 2 of 120 minutes.
More Benefits for Frequent Flyers
In addition to the Emirates free checked baggage allowance, Skywards Premium members can also enjoy their extra checked baggage allowances of 20 kg (Platinum members), 16 kg (Gold members) and 12 kg (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.