Dubai-based Emirates and flydubai to more closely integrate

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Source:   —  July 17, 2017, at 6:38 AM

The two airlines work independently, but are owned by the same entity, the Investment Corp of Dubai.

Dubai-based Emirates and flydubai to more closely integrate

Emirates, the Center East'south largest airline, and budget carrier flydubai have announced plans to more closely integrate their operations.

The two airlines work independently, but are owned by the same entity, the Investment Corp of Dubai. Emirates Grouping and flydubai chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said Monday that the deeper partnership, which will comprise a code-share agreement, makes better utilize of the two Dubai-based airlines' capacities.

Emirates flies to more than one hundred fifty destinations, while flydubai reaches more than ninety. The two already have an interline agreement, which lets them route passengers onto the other's airlines.

The new agreement comes as Emirates' profits fell by more than eighty % to $340 million in the latest monetary year due in portion to a slump in demand and U. S. travel restrictions.

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