Emirates has expanded its codeshare agreement with Qantas low-cost offshoot Jetstar. The new arrangement will see the two carriers codeshare on 30 routes across the Asia-Pacific region.
With effect from October 26, the Gulf carrier will place its carrier code on Jetstar-operated services between Melbourne and Ayers Rock (Uluru), Christchurch and Wellington in New Zealand, and three new destinations in south-east Asia through the low-cost carrier’s Singapore-based subsidiary Jetstar Asia.
The new south-east Asian destinations will provide Emirates passengers with connections to Penang in Malaysia, Yangon in Myanmar and Medan in Indonesia.
As part of the codeshare agreement, Emirates Skywards members will also be able to earn Skywards Miles when they book flights with Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Valuair – as long as they are booked on economy Starter Plus, economy Starter Max or Business Max fares.
"The expansion of the codeshare with Jetstar is an important milestone as we continue to expand the destinations available to Emirates' passengers. On Emirates alone we offer 145 destinations and with our partnership with Jetstar we are adding a further 30 routes across the Far East & Australasia region," said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer.