Emirates and Jetstar Airways have today announced a codeshare agreement.
The deal will see the Gulf carrier’s code placed on a number of routes operated by Jetstar, in Australia and New Zealand, and Jetstar Asia.
It will allow Emirates passengers to access 27 new routes and six new destinations including Bali in Indonesia and Dunedin in New Zealand.
Emirates Skywards members will be able to earn miles for flights on Jetstar-operated routes with the Emirates code, as well as being able to use their miles to buy reward flights on any Jetstar service.
Adnan Kazim, an Emirates senior vice president, said: “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.
“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.”
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, four in New Zealand, six between Australia and New Zealand, and ten international routes out of Singapore to Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.
The codeshare itineraries go on sale today for travel from April 6. Emirates frequent flyers will be able to redeem flights with points from March 1.
Lisa Brock, Jetstar’s group chief commercial officer, said: “Working with Emirates we have created a product and a network offering that will provide Emirates passengers with new holiday options throughout south-east Asia including Bali, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and new destinations across Australia and New Zealand.
“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.”
Jetstar is a part of Qantas, the Australian airline that signed a five-year partnership with Emirates last year (see news, March 2013). Emirates already codeshares 50 routes with Qantas.