Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is entering what is termed 'a broad partnership' with low-cost airline Flydubai, which will including codeshare and an integration of both airlines' networks reports FlightGlobal.
The moves sees the two state-owned carriers working closer together, eliminating duplication and unproductive competition, it will also enable Emirates to profit from the single-aisle operation favoured by Flydubai. Most new aircraft leases are favouring single-aisle next generation aircraft types. Operational resource reductions and fuel saving will all be factored into the new schedules and codeshares.
Although both airlines will keep their independent managements the new deal will help leverage" both networks to "scale-up operations" and speed expansion.
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