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Emirates, flydubai join forces, to fly 380 jets to 240 destinations by 2022

The push to work closer comes amid pressure on profits

Reuters  |  Dubai 

Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, and budget carrier flydubai are expanding their commercial relationship to create a combined fleet of 380 jets flying to as many as 240 destinations by 2022. The airlines, both owned by the government of Dubai, said in a statement on Monday their expanded partnership would be rolled out over the coming months, kicking off with an enhanced code share agreement in the fourth quarter. The push to work closer comes amid pressure on profits. Emirates' annual profit fell in the year ended March 31 for the first time in five years and ...

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 15:25 IST