Emirates and China Southern have entered into an agreement for codeshare which will open up new destinations for passengers travelling between China and the Middle East and Africa.
The partnership with the Guangzhou-based carrier also allows Emirates’ passengers to enjoy seamless connectivity on domestic flights within China, adding 8 new destinations to its network.
Chinese cities covered by the codeshare are Fuzhou, Chongqing, Kunming, Qingdao, Xiamen, Chengdu, Nanjing and Xi 'an during the initial phase of the partnership, subject to approvals.
The codeshare will allow customers purchase connecting flights using one reservation, and a smooth ticketing, check-in, boarding and baggage check experience during the entire journey.
Passengers travelling from China will have more choice and travel seamlessly when flying to destinations in Emirates’ Middle East network like Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Muscat, Kuwait and Cairo.
The codeshare agreement also includes flights to African destinations such as Seychelles and Lagos, operated by Emirates.
With the new codeshare partnership with China Southern Airlines, Emirates customers will be able to enjoy connectivity to over 160 destinations in Asia Pacific.
Emirates operates twice-daily flights to both Beijing and Shanghai in addition to one daily flight to Guangzhou, all operated by the iconic Emirates A380 aircraft.