Qantas and Emirates Fly 2 Million Since 2013

3rd Apr 2015

Australian carrier Qantas revealed on Thursday that it has flown over two million passengers together with Emirates since the partnership with this company started.

The two carriers started a revenue sharing partnership in 2013, ending the Australian airliner's 15-year affiliation with British Airways. Under it, Qantas flights code-share over 70 destinations in Europe, Middle East and North Africa with Emirates.

Qantas has also switched its London-bound Singapore hub operations to Dubai since the start of their partnership with Emirates.

In a statement made via email, Qantas International's chief executive Gareth Evans said:

"Customer satisfaction levels have reached record heights with a double digit increase in advocacy scores being received by international travellers as Qantas continues to develop its partnership strategy."

He also added:

"Together we are taking more people to more places with Qantas customers now being able to access more than 70 Emirates destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Emirates customers enjoying Qantas? Australian domestic network of more than 50 destinations and 5,000 flights per week."

Chief Commercial Officer and executive Vice President at Emirates Thierry Antinori had the following to say about this milestone:

"The partnership also provides added value to our customers, with fast one-stop connectivity via our hub in Dubai between five Australian cities and thirty-seven European cities; as well as comprehensive stopover products for travellers wishing to experience the dynamic city of Dubai. In addition, customers can earn and redeem frequent flyer rewards when traveling with either Emirates or Qantas."

The Australian airliner revealed in February that it has seen the best 6 months in four years as its international unit turned a profit for the first time since the partnership with Emirates started. Qantas made A$203 million between August and December 31st, last year. In the same period in 2013, the company reported an A$235 million revenue loss.