Emirates and Qantas link up

Last updated 15:51 14/02/2014

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Emirates has strengthened its alliance with the Qantas group by extending its codeshare and frequent-flyer programme to the Australian airline's budget arm Jetstar.

Emirates' code will be placed on a number of routes operated by Jetstar in New Zealand, Australia and Asia, giving passengers access to 27 new routes and six new destinations including Dunedin, Byron Bay and Bali.

The codeshare includes six trans-Tasman routes, from Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown and four domestic routes connecting Auckland to Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.

Emirates' Skywards loyalty programme members will also be able to earn and redeem frequent-flier kilometres on any Jetstar-operated flights, from April.

Jetstar Group chief commercial officer Lisa Brock said the codeshare deal would drive demand from Emirates' extensive international network, to the region .

The low-cost carrier's connecting flights would now be included on the initial boarding passes of Emirates customers at their first departure point.

Brock said the full-service benefits of Emirates bookings, such as extra baggage allowances and meals and drinks would be included on Jetstar-operated flights if passengers booked through the Dubai-based airline.

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- Fairfax Media

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