A plane of Jetstar Pacific (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Dubai-based carrier, Emirates, and Jetstar Pacific have announced a new codeshare agreement, expanding their existing partnership.

The new partnership allows Emirates passengers to enjoy smooth connectivity on domestic flights within Vietnam, in addition to flights connecting Vietnam to Singapore, Thailand as well as Australia.

The new codeshare services from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi will connect Emirates passengers to 14 Vietnamese cities.

Emirates will also operate codeshare flights with Jetstar Pacific between the latter’s HCM City hub and Singapore and Bangkok, both of which serve as connections for Emirates passengers continuing their travel to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

The two carriers said the codeshare partnership will give customers the simplicity of purchasing connecting flights using one reservation, and a smooth ticketing, check-in, boarding, and baggage check experience during the entire journey.

“We are pleased to further extend our partnership with Jetstar Group to include Jetstar Pacific, allowing Emirates’ customers to benefit from enhanced connectivity to numerous destinations in Vietnam and beyond,” Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president of strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical affairs, said.

Alan McIntyre, Jetstar executive manager, networks and partnerships, said this was another exciting announcement for Emirates and Jetstar, as they continue to grow and develop their valuable partnership.

Emirates currently operates codeshare flights to 23 sectors with Jetstar and 12 sectors with Jetstar Asia.-VNA