Qantas says about two million passengers have flown on codeshare services since its global alliance with Emirates kicked off two years ago.
Moreover, the airline says members of the Qantas frequent flyer program have earned points on 1.6 million flight segments and flown about 16 billion kilometres on the joint Qantas-Emirates network.
Qantas sealed its partnership with Emirates in 2013, which resulted in the Flying Kangaroo shifting its mid-point stop for flights to Europe from Singapore to Dubai.
Currently, Qantas serves London with a daily Airbus A380 service from Sydney and Melbourne and places its QF airline code on all Emirates services into and out of Australia, as well as from Dubai to about 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Meanwhile, Emirates places its EK code on Qantas 50-odd domestic destinations and trans-Tasman services.
Qantas International chief executive Gareth Evans said the airline’s customers have embraced the tie-up with Emirates.
“Customer satisfaction levels have reached record heights with a double digit increase in advocacy scores being received by international travelers as Qantas continues to develop its partnership strategy,” Evans said in a statement on Thursday.
Emirates executive vice president and chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori said the two carriers had created the world’s most significant partnership between two airlines.
“Through this partnership we are providing more tourism to Australia, opening up trade opportunities and flying more Australians on our extensive global network,” Antinori said in a statement.
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