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Australia,United Arab Emirates : EMIRATES inks codeshare deal with JETSTAR.

Emirates airline, the UAE s national carrier has entered into codeshare agreement with Jetstar, Australian low budget airline that will open up new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Subject to final regulatory approval, Emirates will place its code on several routes operated by Jetstar Airways in Australia and New Zealand and Jetstar Asia, offering passengers access to 27 new routes and six new destinations like Bali in Indonesia, Byron Bay in Australia, Dunedin in New Zealand and Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates divisional senior vice-president for planning, aeropolitical and industry affairs 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.

Members of the carrier s frequent flyer programme, Emirates Skywards will be able to earn miles for flights on Jetstar-operated routes having the Emirates code. Furthermore, they will be able to utilize their miles to buy reward flights on any Jetstar operated route (excluding Jetstar Pacific flights ), starting from just 7,025 Skywards Miles.

Lisa Brock, Jetstar 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.

The new codeshare comprises seven domestic routes in Australia adding to the 50 that Emirates already codeshares with cornerstone investor in the Jetstar Group, Qantas; four new routes in New Zealand, six new routes connecting Australian and New Zealand over the Tasman Sea and 10 international routes out of Singapore to Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

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Date:Feb 14, 2014
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