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Emirates and Flydubai have added 16 more routes to their new codeshare partnership (and yes, you can build up your Emirates air miles on them).

Dubai-based airlines Emirates and Flydubai announced back in July that they were joining forces, and now we know exactly where that partnership will take us.

Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East, and low-cost airline Flydubai revealed the first 29 destinations covered in their codesharing agreement last month, and have just added another 16 to their list.

The added bonus? Many of them are perfect for a long weekend break from the UAE.

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Here’s the full list of Flydubai routes now available through Emirates:

 

• Bratislava (Slovakia)
• Chittagong (Bangladesh)
• Djibouti (Djibouti)
• Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
• Hargeisa (Somalia)
• Istanbul – Sabihar Gokcen (Turkey)
• Kathmandu (Nepal)
• Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
• Mattala Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka)
• Makhachkala (Russia)
• Podgorica (Montenegro)
• Sylhet (Bangladesh)
• Ufa (Russia)
• Voronezh (Russia)
• Yerevan (Armenia)
• Zanzibar (Tanzania)
• Asmara (Eritrea)
• Belgrade (Serbia)
• Kiev Zhulyany (Ukraine)
• Juba (South Sudan)
• Krasnodar (Russia)
• Samara (Russia)
• Kazan (Russia)
• Mineralnye Vody (Russia)
• Odessa (Ukraine)
• Prague (Czech Republic)
• Rostov-on-Don (Russia)
• Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
• Skopje (Macedonia)
• Sofia (Bulgaria)
• Tbilisi (Georgia)
• Kuwait (Kuwait)
• Baku (Azerbaijan)
• Lucknow (India)
• Ahwaz (Iran)
• Bandar Abbas (Iran)
• Esfahan (Iran)
• Lar (Iran)
• Shiraz (Iran)
• Najaf (Iraq)
• Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
• Muscat (Oman)
• Salalah (Oman)
• Yekaterinburg (Russia)
• Bucharest (Romania)

The best news is that you’ll still get all your usual perks if you book through Emirates, including a free meal, the same checked baggage allowance, and air miles if you’re a Emirates Skywards frequent flier member.

Emirates silver, gold and platinum passengers can also use Flydubai’s business check-in counters, and vice versa for Flydubai’s OPEN members.

“This is an exciting first step in unlocking the benefits of the partnership for passengers who will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique advantages each airline offers as well as greater choice and flexibility when connecting via Dubai,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Group and chairman of flydubai.

“This is just the start and as we expand the partner network in the coming months we will open up more opportunities for our passengers to explore the world.”

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Eventually, the two airlines hope to fly to a whopping 240 destinations using 380 aircraft by 2022 (so basically, their plan is to take over the world).

 
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Emirates and Flydubai said further benefits would be announced in the near future, so we’ll keep you updated.

In the meantime, a cheeky weekend in Prague anyone?

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