GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
  • Emirates' first codeshare partnership with a Chinese carrier
  • Agreement with China's largest airline covers 18 routes including domestic points in China and Middle Eastern and African destinations, complementing expansive networks of both airlines

 
Dubai, U.A.E, 2 February 2019 - Emirates and China Southern Airlines (IATA code: CZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new destinations for passengers travelling between China and the Middle East and Africa. The partnership with the Guangzhou-based carrier also allows Emirates' passengers to enjoy seamless connectivity on domestic flights within China, adding eight new destinations to its global network. The Chinese cities covered by the codeshare agreement include Fuzhou, Chongqing, Kunming, Qingdao, Xiamen, Chengdu, Nanjing and Xi 'an during the initial phase of the partnership, subject to necessary government approvals. 

Passengers travelling from China will have more choice and travel seamlessly with minimum connection times, when flying to destinations in Emirates' Middle East network such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Muscat, Kuwait and Cairo. The codeshare agreement also includes flights to African destinations such as Seychelles and Lagos, operated by Emirates. 

With the UAE's visa-free policy for Chinese visitors, passengers can also enjoy hassle-free stopovers in Dubai, and experience what the city has to offer before flying to their final destinations. The codeshare partnership will provide customers with the simplicity of purchasing connecting flights using one reservation, and a smooth ticketing, check-in, boarding and baggage check experience during the entire journey. 

“We're pleased to establish a partnership with China Southern Airlines, allowing Emirates' customers to benefit from increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to different cities across China's provinces, by connecting in Guangzhou. The addition of the eight domestic routes in the initial stage expands our reach in China, beyond the three Chinese hub cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimisation & Aeropolitical Affairs. “In addition to enhancing our global network, China Southern's customers will be able to seamlessly travel to destinations within the Middle East and Africa and beyond on a single ticket.” 

“Today's signing is especially monumental for Emirates, as it represents the first codeshare agreement between Emirates and a China-based airline. It is also the largest airline in China by passenger numbers so we are excited by the prospects the agreement brings. This will be an important milestone in our efforts to deepen Emirates' presence in the Chinese market,” continued Kazim.

“Strengthening cooperation is the long-term strategy of China Southern,” said Han Wensheng, Chief Operating Officer of China Southern Air Holding Company. “Emirates is our first bi-directional partner in the Middle East, and we are very pleased to enter into a codeshare partnership with Emirates. It signifies a key step for China Southern in the process of building new international partnerships. While codesharing is only the start of our cooperation, cooperative opportunities in a wider range of fields such as freight, frequent flyer benefits, lounge access, and airport collaboration will be explored in the future.”

Emirates currently has codeshare agreements in place with 23 partners around the world. With the new codeshare partnership with China Southern Airlines, Emirates customers will be able to enjoy connectivity to over 160 destinations in Asia Pacific. Emirates operates twice-daily flights to both Beijing and Shanghai in addition to one daily flight to Guangzhou, all operated by the iconic Emirates A380 aircraft.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 5960 times
Posted on : Saturday, February 2, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Aircaft Interiors Market to Reach $40.2 Billion by 2025
Next Story : Leading Aviation Engineering Companies Team Up to Form the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Longchamp X Nendo A “!” Moment Around Le Pliage®
Amorepacific Group holds an event for its 1st anniversary in the Middle East
IKEA Collection Launch | TÄNKVÄRD
Johnson's participates in Arab Hospitals Federation
HUGO BOSS watches Legacy Collection
Supercharged Innovation: Galaxy S10 encompasses breakthrough camera technology
Al-Futtaim Toyota rewards customers ahead of the holy month of Ramadan
The Beauty Oasis Spa Introduces ‘glowinface' - a First of Its Kind Facial Yoga T...
Get Instantly plump and luscious lips with Kocostar's Plump Lips Capsule Mask
Celebrate with the new AIGNER Ramadan collection
CLAUDE MONET Limited Edition Collection
Protect your little ones skin during summer time with Fifi & Friends
Ralph Lauren Unveils the Earth Polo, Made Completely From Recycled Materials
UAE to spend AED 8.8 bn on personal care 2022 with 2.2% annual growth
Yas Waterworld earns Guinness World Records title for “Most Nationalities in a S...
Spend an exciting evening with your family learning about science at Foremarke school
Express Yourself With the New Scents of Life Fragrance Collection From the Body Shop
Dubai to host the first-ever Mega City Infrastructure Week
Malabar Group Headquarters (M HQ) wins the Forbes India Design Awards 2019
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches 15th Annual “Global ...
Caparol Paints rebrands packaging on a ‘go green' drive
GUESS Partners with Model Roz To Unveil Its Beautiful New Ramadan Collection
UAE's First Digital Government presents Ajman's Digital Transformation Journey a...
Worldwide Distribution Center Showcasing Thousands of Health and Beauty Products...
Dubai School represents UAE at Landrover 4x4 World Championship 2019
Tumi Introduces Alpha 3
Record results and renowned awards for Dubai Customs in 1st quarter 2019
Seasonal Offers from THT to keep you Pampered to Perfection this Ramadan
CND™ Sweet Escape: The Collection Awaken the Senses
Samana Developers launches Samana Hills in Arjan with 8 year payment plan
DP World, UAE Region to Unveil Door-to-door Solutions at GPCA
TMS launches Ship Finance and Trade conference
Dubai Theme parks industry estimated to generate $ 5 billion in annual revenue b...
Three designer brands to launch exclusively at DIVAlicious 2019!
One Giant Leap for Resolution: Samsung Announces Availability of the UAE's first...
Tally Solutions to host latest edition of SMB Pulse in Dubai to help boost SMEs'...
Emirates Post Recognized for Outstanding Customer Services by Universal Postal U...
Curtin University adds six new programs and rollouts expansion plans for their t...
Ramadan 2019 Listing | Manzil Downtown
Ericsson and ABB join forces to accelerate wireless automation for flexible factories
Stand Proud and Be Part of Building Lasting Jiu-jitsu Legacy
AMD at NAB 2019: Radeon ProRender plug-ins for Blender 2.80 Beta, AI-Accelerated...
Diva Abaya's Ramadan 2019 Collection - A fusion of tradition and fashion!
The UAE's Minister of Economy Welcomes Italy's Deputy Prime Minister During Ital...
Maserati at Milan International Design Week Maserati Crafting Italian Experiences
Formula 1 whizzed down the Bahrain circuit with Airbus Tetra technology
Emirates NBD announcement
Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department announces the launch of the...
CND Essential Care Pens
Dubai Police supports green vision with addition of 13 Renault ZOE electric cars...