Emirates and flydubai today announced 16 additional destinations to which Emirates’ passengers will be able to travel on a single ticket.

The new, expanded network now includes sought-after destinations such as Zanzibar, Kathmandu and Kilimanjaro.

Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark said:

“We are thrilled with the positive response from travellers. Nearly 14,000 sectors have been ticketed during the first week of operation, surpassing our expectations. We have witnessed strong demand for travel from Europe and the United States to South Asian destinations.”

“This partnership is an unprecedented opportunity for both airlines to unleash the combined power of their networks, offering travellers greater choice and flexibility when planning their trips. We want to make exploring the world as friendly and as convenient as possible.”

flydubai Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith said:

“The many benefits of Dubai’s international aviation hub have been recognised by travellers who have already shown that they are keen to explore the world together. Today’s announcement will allow them to discover another 16 destinations as well as enjoy the unique personality of each airline.”

New codeshare destinations: Djibouti (Djibouti), Hargeisa (Somalia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Yerevan (Armenia), Dushanbe (Tajikistan) Bratislava (Slovakia), Istanbul – Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey),  Voronezh (Russia),   Makhachkala (Russia), Ufa (Russia), Chittagong (Bangladesh), Sylhet (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal),  Mattala Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka), Podgorica (Montenegro).