Dubai’s Emirates airline is activating a new codeshare partnership with Aegean, Greece’s flag carrier, allowing its customers to benefit from increased connectivity to eight domestic Greek points via Athens, using a single ticket, the airline said on Monday.
Emirates will place its code on Aegean operated flights, providing customers with a convenient and seamless booking experience as well as one consistent baggage policy, to popular destinations such as Kerkyra, Chania, Irakleion, Mikonos, Thira, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and Alexandropoulos.
Under the codeshare agreement, Aegean will also place its code on Emirates-operated flights between Dubai and Athens.
Travel itineraries can now be booked on emirates.com and aegeanair.com, with travel agents as well as online travel agents (OTAs), for travel immediately.
Starting October 2022, Emirates and Aegean will further increase their joint codeshare network to include eight more European regional routes via Athens, including Bucharest, Belgrade and Naples, among others, as well as westwards on Emirates’ flights to New York Newark from Athens, and New York JFK from Milan.
Emirates currently serves Athens with 12 weekly flights operated by a Boeing 777. These additional codeshare routes will be subject to receiving the necessary regulatory approvals.
Emirates has codeshare agreements with more than 26 carriers, two rail partners as well as 110 interline partners worldwide.