Emirates and Jetstar have announced an agreement to codeshare on a number of different services.
The agreement will see Emirates flight numbers placed on a number of routes operated by Jetstar Australia and New Zealand, and on Jetstar Asia. Members of Emirates Skywards frequent flyer scheme will earn miles for flights on Jetstar-operated routes which have the Emirates code, and they will also be able to use their miles to purchase Jetstar reward flights.
“This agreement will see us bring our extensive Asia Pacific network consisting of some of the most popular leisure destinations, to the doorstep of Emirates passengers across the globe,” said Lisa Brock, Jetstar Group COO in a statement. “Working with Emirates we have created a product and a network offering that will provide Emirates passengers with a range of new holiday options, in turn driving inbound tourism traffic to Australian destinations including Hamilton Island, Byron Bay and Uluru.
The codeshare flights went on sale on February 13 for travel from April 1, while Emirates Skywards members will be able to redeem flights on Jetstar from March 1.