24th August 2017

Emirates to extend Skopje reach

Emirates will be extending its reach in Macedonia by codeshareing on Flydubai's operations from Dubai to Skopje.

The carriers already boast an interline agreement on services to and from Skopje, which allows passengers to catch connecting flights on either airline without checking in again, however, unlike a codeshare, such deals don't usually cover coordinated flight times, joint marketing or reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. Between them, the two carriers currently operate to 216 cities. They expect to be serving 240 destinations as a combined operation by 2022, with a total fleet of 380 aircraft.

The carrier will introduce an additional weekly flight to the Macedonian capital each Saturday starting November 4 for a total of three weekly services.