Emirates and Jetstar have announced an agreement which is set to open up new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia as the Dubai-based airline continues to connect people, places and passions.
Emirates’ code will now be placed on a number of routes operated by Jetstar Airways in Australia and New Zealand and Jetstar Asia, giving passengers access to 27 new routes and six new destinations such as Bali in Indonesia, Byron Bay in Australia, Dunedin in New Zealand and Siem Reap in Cambodia*.
Members of Emirates Skywards, the airline’s frequent flyer programme, will be able to earn Miles for flights on Jetstar-operated routes which have the Emirates code, they will also be able to use their Miles to purchase reward flights on any Jetstar operated route**, starting from just 7,025 Skywards Miles.
“This new link between Emirates and Jetstar offers our passengers a number of benefits including new routes to destinations that are not part of the Emirates network today,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Planning, Aeropolitical & Industry Affairs.
“The link between Emirates and Jetstar is also fantastic news for our Emirates Skywards members, giving them more options to use their Miles to explore new countries and cultures,” added Mr Kazim.
“This agreement will see us bring our extensive Asia Pacific network consisting of some of the most popular leisure destinations, to the doorstep of Emirates passengers across the globe,” said Lisa Brock, Jetstar Group Chief Commercial Officer.
“Working with Emirates we have created a product and a network offering that will provide Emirates passengers with a range of new holiday options, in turn driving inbound tourism traffic to Australian destinations including Hamilton Island, Byron Bay and Uluru.
“Emirates customers travelling on Jetstar will enjoy a range of full service fare features such as food and beverage options and the same luggage allowance they would have on Emirates.”
From 6 April, all Emirates’ passengers on Jetstar flights will receive boarding passes on check-in at their first international departure point for connecting international services.
The codeshare includes seven domestic routes in Australia to add to the 50 that Emirates already codeshares with Qantas; four new routes in New Zealand, six new routes between Australian and New Zealand over the Tasman Sea and ten international routes out of Singapore to Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Emirates/ Jetstar codeshare itineraries will be on sale from the 13th February 2014 for travel from the 6th April 2014. Emirates frequent flyers will be able to redeem flights with points from the 1st March 2014.
*Subject to final regulatory approval
** Excluding Jetstar Pacific flights
Jetstar and Emirates Codeshare Flights
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Emirates connects people and places around the globe, inspiring travel and facilitating trade across 141 destinations in 80 countries. On-board its modern and efficient fleet of 212 aircraft, Emirates offers award-winning comfort and service, delivered by friendly cabin crew representing over 130 nationalities. Emirates has received more than 500 international awards for excellence.
Today, Emirates operates the world’s largest and one of the youngest fleets of the iconic A380 and popular Boeing 777s.
In 2013 the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility, Concourse A, opened at Dubai International Airport for the exclusive use of Emirates and its global aviation partner Qantas, connecting to more than 20 Emirates A380 destinations around the world.
Together, Qantas and Emirates operate 98 flights per week to Dubai from Australia. Emirates’ 84 services operate from Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, including four daily A380 flights. One service daily from Sydney operates via Bangkok. One service daily from Brisbane operates via Singapore. One Melbourne service daily operates via Singapore, with another daily service operating via Kuala Lumpur. Emirates operates 29 flights per week to New Zealand – daily to Christchurch from Sydney, and daily all-A380 travel to Auckland from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
About Jetstar Group
The Jetstar Group is Asia Pacific’s fastest growing and largest low fares network by revenue. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia and Valuair in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, Jetstar Japan in Japan and Jetstar Hong Kong (subject to regulatory approval). Jetstar branded carriers operate more than 4,000 flights a week to more than 60 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 23 million passengers in financial year 2013.