Emirates Signs Two Interline Partnerships In A Week
To further extend the comfort of travelling on one ticket to locations where its own flights don’t operate, Emirates has expanded its interline partnerships bandwagon. The Dubai-based carrier signed two such agreements in one week.
The first was with Maldivian, the Maldives-based airline. The newly inked partnership enables Emirates customers to access 16 additional destinations in the Maldives beyond Malé. The list goes like this: Dharavandhoo Island (DRV), Faresmathoda Airport (FMT), Funadhoo Airport (FND), Fuvahmulak Island Airport (FVM), Gan Island International (GAN), Kooddoo Island (GKK), Hanimaadhoo Island Airport (HAQ), Kulhudhuffushi Airport (HDK), Hoarafushi Airport (HRF), Kaadedhdhoo Island Airport (KDM), Kadhdhoo Island (KDO), Madivaru Airport (LMV), Maafaru International Airport (NMF), Maavarulu Airport (RUL), Thimarafushi Airport (TMF), and Ifuru (IFU).
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The second carrier, with which Emirates has signed a reciprocal interline agreement, is SriLankan Airlines. That means passengers of both airlines can use each other’s network via Colombo and Dubai with hassle-free baggage transfers. For Emirates customers, this partnership opens up links to locations such as Madurai, Cochin, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Tiruchirappalli, Gan Island and Malé (Maldives), Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Guangzhou, Seoul and Tokyo.
On the flip side, SriLankan passengers can utilise Emirates’ network to connect to destinations like Bahrain, Amman, Dammam, Medina, Cairo, Muscat, Nairobi, Moscow, Tel Aviv, New York (JFK), Los Angeles, San Franciso, Chicago, Boston and Houston.