|Qantas divorces British Airways, marries Emirates|
|Thursday, 06 September 2012 09:33|
Alan Joice, Qantas CEO told the press today that himself and Tim Clarke, President of Emirates Airlines, signed a 10-year Commercial Agreement, which will include integrated network collaboration with coordinated pricing, sales and scheduling and a benefit-sharing model.
Subject to regulatory approval, from April 2013, Emirates and Qantas will fly 14 times daily between Australia and Europe, as Qantas transfers its hub for European flights from Singapore to Dubai. Dubai will become a one-stop hub, opening up Europe for Qantas passengers, with access to 33 European destinations, including daily A380 flights to London Heathrow, Paris, Rome and other great cities.
Qantas and Emirates will be the only two airlines flying from Dubai Airport Terminal 3, the only purpose-built A380 terminal in the world.
For Emirates, the partnership will open up Qantas' Australian domestic network of more than 50 destinations and nearly 5,000 flights per week.
More information can be found on www.qantasandemirates.com