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Qantas / Emirates Welcome New Zealand Decision on Partnership

Qantas / Emirates Welcome New Zealand Decision on Partnership

Qantas and Emirates have welcomed the New Zealand Minister for Transport’s decision to approve their partnership. The airlines applied for authorisation of the partnership in September 2012 under the Civil Aviation Act.

Emirates / Qantas

Emirates and Qantas began their partnership on 31st March 2013 and celebrated with an Airbus A380 flyover of Sydney Harbour

Welcoming today’s announcement, President of Emirates Tim Clark, said: “This is a game-changing partnership that brings together two of the world’s best airlines and offers some of the highest quality travel experiences. Dubai is a leading global hub and, through it, our two airlines will connect New Zealand to Europe, the UK and Northern Africa more smoothly than ever before.”

Alan Joyce, Chief Executive of the Qantas Group, said the decision was great news for global travellers and local tourism. “This decision means that New Zealand consumers can tap into the lounges, frequent flyer benefits and destinations available under the joint Qantas and Emirates network. The partnership also opens the door to increased tourism opportunities for New Zealand by making it easier for travellers across both Qantas and Emirates’ network connect more seamlessly across the Tasman.”

From Dubai, passengers can connect to 65 one-stop destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (subject to regulatory approvals). Almost all of these connections to Europe and most to North Africa are available within four hours of landing in Dubai.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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