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Icelandair, Emirates Enter into Codeshare Agreement

DALLAS — Icelandair (FI) and Emirates (EK) have signed a codeshare agreement that will allow customers to seamlessly travel across the two carriers' networks, opening new travel corridors. The flights will be available for sale on September 1, 2024, subject to securing regulatory approvals.

The agreement will significantly enhance both airlines' connectivity options, allowing customers to travel on a single ticket with luggage checked through to their final destination.

Icelandair passengers in North America and Iceland can connect eastbound through EK's network to Dubai, while EK passengers can connect westbound through FI's network to Iceland. Both airlines anticipate further developing and expanding this partnership in the future.

Emirates A380-800 A6-EVB at Manchester Airport (EGCC). Photo: Daniel Crawford/Airways

Comments from Airline Officials

Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair president and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to announce Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East, as our 7th global airline codeshare partner."

Bogason added, "We have and will continue to expand our network of partner airlines, focusing on working with airlines that offer great service and connectivity. Emirates’ extensive network will open exciting and convenient travel opportunities for our customers and we very much look forward to the expanded cooperation."

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer commented, "We’re pleased to partner with Icelandair and offer our customers access to new and exciting destinations beyond our own network."

Kazim noted, "Iceland is an incredibly popular destination with stunning natural landscapes, making the island an aspirational destination for leisure travellers. We look forward to our new partnership with Icelandair and are positive it will grow further to offer even more connectivity and options for travellers.'

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