Emirates announces codeshare partnership with Jetstar Pacific
Emirates and Jetstar Pacific (IATA code: BL) have announced a new codeshare agreement, expanding the existing partnership between the Dubai-based carrier and Jetstar Group.
Emirates’ passengers connecting to Vietnam from Australia can enjoy seamless connectivity thanks to the new partnership with the Ho Chi Minh City-based carrier. Travellers flying from Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City can connect via Singapore and Bangkok.
The codeshare partnership will give customers travelling from Australia the simplicity of purchasing connecting flights using one reservation, and a seamless ticketing, check-in, boarding and baggage check experience during the entire journey. Passengers booking flights from 16 destinations in Vietnam, in addition to Hong Kong, Osaka, Tapei, Singapore, Guangzhou and Bangkok will be able to connect in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi and fly with Emirates to many destinations worldwide.
Furthermore, Emirates travellers wishing to explore Vietnam can enjoy the flexibility of open-jaw flight bookings where they can fly into either Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi and depart from the other city.
“As part of our continuous efforts to delight customers around the world, we’re pleased to further extend our partnership with Jetstar Group to include BL, allowing Emirates’ customers to benefit from enhanced connectivity to numerous destinations in Vietnam and beyond while also enjoying the convenience and rewards of the integrated loyalty programme Skywards, wherein customers may earn and redeem Skywards Miles on the codeshare flights,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimisation & Aeropolitical Affairs.
“BL‘s route network of 16 domestic destinations in Vietnam in addition to 6 international cities within Asia complements our flights from EK’s European network into Vietnam and from Australia to Vietnam via Singapore and Bangkok. This further enhances our global network that spans more than 160 destinations worldwide.”
Alan McIntyre, Jetstar Executive Manager Networks and Partnerships, said this was another exciting announcement for Emirates and Jetstar, as they continue to grow and develop their valuable partnership. “This codeshare is another way we are fulfilling our promise to make the world more accessible, by giving Emirates’ customers access to our growing Vietnamese network. We are proud to extend our cooperation with Emirates’ Skywards, offering its members earn and redemption opportunities on Jetstar Pacific.”
The new codeshare services from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi connect Emirates passengers to 14 Vietnamese cities beyond Ho Chi Minh City and six cities beyond Hanoi. The Vietnamese cities that are covered by the new codeshare routes include: Ban Me Thuot, Phuquoc, Dalat, Quinhon, Tamky-Chulai, Hue, Pleiku, Nha Trang, Vinh City, Tuy Hoa, Dong Hoi, Thanh Hoa, Haiphong, and Da Nang in addition to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Under the agreement, Emirates’ flight number will be placed on Jetstar Pacific’s services to all codeshare destinations.
Further highlighting Emirates’ ongoing commitment to enhancing global connectivity with the Australian market, the airline reintroduced its iconic A380 aircraft on EK434 and EK435 from 2 September 2018, operating between Brisbane and Dubai. The move increases capacity by 945 seats per week.
Emirates currently operates 91 flights a week to Dubai from Australia, with flights departing from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney.
Emirates connects people and places around the globe, inspiring travel and facilitating trade across 161 destinations in 86 countries and territories. Onboard its modern and efficient fleet of 270 aircraft, Emirates offers award-winning comfort and service, delivered by friendly cabin crew representing over 135 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, of which it owns more than 100, 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, connecting to over 45 Emirates A380 destinations around the world.
Emirates operates 91 flights per week to Dubai from Australia. Emirates’ services operate from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, including nine 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. Emirates operates seven flights per week to New Zealand – daily A380 to Christchurch from Sydney.
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