Jetstar and Emirates have announced a partnership covering codeshare flights and frequent flyer points.
The hook-up between Qantas' polished partner Emirates and the Flying Kangaroo's low-cost offshoot is a case of 'keeping it in the family', and covers over two dozen routes operated by Jetstar in Australia and New Zealand along with Singaporean-based Jetstar Asia.
The tie-up will also see members of Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program earn Skywards Miles for flights on Jetstar-operated services carrying an EK flight number, as well as using their Miles to purchase reward flights on any Jetstar-operated route apart from Vietnam-based Jetstar Pacific.
“Emirates customers travelling on Jetstar will enjoy a range of full service fare features such as food and beverage options and the same luggage allowance they would have on Emirates" said Lisa Brock, Jetstar Group Chief Commercial Officer.
Emirates/ Jetstar codeshare itineraries are on sale from today, February 13th, for travel from April 6th, with Emirates frequent flyers able to redeem Skywards miles for Jetstar flights from March 1st.
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