Qantas-Emirates flights go on sale

Qantas-Emirates flights go on sale
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Bookings are now open for flights on the joint Qantas-Emirates network for travel from March 31, the proposed start date for their alliance.

Although the tie-up is still awaiting final approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the granting of interim approval last week allows the carriers to start selling the fares in the run-up to the launch.

Qantas customers can now book travel on a mix of Qantas and Emirates services to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Qantas International chief executive Simon Hickey reported "fantastic" feedback from customers since the partnership was first announced.

"No airline can fly everywhere but the combined Qantas and Emirates network means our customers can fly to a wide range of destinations and earn frequent flyer points in the process," he said.

"One of the main advantages our customers will notice is one-stop access to a much wider range of cities across Europe via Dubai, rather than having to fly to London and backtrack."

Emirates customers are now also able to buy seats on Qantas services to destinations such as Hobart and the Gold Coast, previously not available via the Middle-Eastern carrier.

The two airlines are finalising details of the partnership including joint pricing, schedules and additional frequent flyer benefits with further details to be released in coming weeks.

 

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