Jetstar, Emirates expand codeshare on more routes

Jetstar, Emirates expand codeshare on more routes

SINGAPORE - Emirates and Jetstar on Monday announced the expansion of their codeshare and frequent flyer relationship to 30 routes across the Asia Pacific region, providing more choice to the airlines' customers.

From Oct 26, 2014, Emirates will grow its codeshare on Jetstar services to include Jetstar Airways services between Melbourne and Ayers Rock (Uluru), Christchurch to Wellington in New Zealand and three new destinations in South-east Asia from Jetstar Asia's hub in Singapore.

The new Jetstar Asia codeshare services from Singapore will connect Emirates passengers to Penang in Malaysia, Yangon in Myanmar and Medan in Indonesia, Jetstar said in a press statement today.

The additional destinations complement the current 25 routes announced earlier in February.

"The extension of the Emirates codeshare will boost the number of Jetstar Asia ports currently offered to Emirates customers to 12 routes," said Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi.

Emirates Skywards members will also see their miles go even further as they can earn miles when they book economy Starter Plus, economy Starter Max or Business Max fares on international routes with Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Valuair, as well as domestic routes within Australia and New Zealand if they connect to an international flight. This change is effective immediately, the press statement said.

Members must enter their Emirates Skywards membership number during the booking process and Skywards Miles will be awarded within two weeks of completing the journey.

Emirates customers travelling on Jetstar services 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.

stephluo@sph.com.sg

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