Flydubai has announced plans to close its Open frequent flyer programme, with the carrier adopting the Emirates Skywards scheme.

The move will take place from August 1, and is the next step in an “extensive partnership” unveiled by Flydubai and Emirates last year, which has already resulted in a codeshare agreement between the two carriers.

Open points can be redeemed against future Flydubai services up until July 31, and before then Open Gold members and Emirates Skywards Silver members and above, who are also Open members, can opt to manually convert their miles at a rate of one Skywards mile for every two Open points.

For those that don’t do so, and for all other members, this page on the Flydubai website states:

“If you haven’t decided how to use your Open reward points by July 31, 2018, don’t worry. Any unredeemed points will simply be converted into a Flydubai voucher and sent to your registered email address on August 1, 2018.”

The Emirates Skywards scheme recently passed 20 million members, with a total of 35 billion miles being redeemed on reward flights, hotels stays and other offers last year.,