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Emirates-Easyjet Agreement Good for NZ Travellers


News Release, 7 November 2012
Emirates-Easyjet Agreement Good for NZ Travellers
New Zealand travellers to Europe on Emirates stand to be winners from an agreement between the Dubai-based international airline and easyJet.

In a unique partnership to facilitate travel around Europe, Skywards, Emirates’ award-winning frequent flyer programme, and easyJet, Europe’s fourth largest airline, have announced the launch of a redemption agreement of Skywards Miles for flights on easyJet; connecting Emirates 31 destination strong European network with all of easyJet’s destinations.

Emirates’ four daily services from New Zealand provide direct connections at Dubai to its Europe network flights.

As of November 6, members will be able be use their Skywards Miles to fly with easyJet to over 30 countries across Europe and North Africa. Used in conjunction with an Emirates flight or for separate travel itineraries, Skywards members will have the choice to expand their travel options across Europe.

The functionality will be available to Skywards members in every tier and the flights are bookable online.

“With over 130 destinations within Europe and North Africa partnering with easyJet was an obvious choice for Emirates, said Thierry Antinori, Emirates Executive Vice-President, Passenger Sales Worldwide. “Like Emirates, easyJet is committed to expanding its operation by connecting an increasing number of cities; offering passengers limitless travel opportunities.
“In addition to all the destinations easyJet flies to, Emirates’ upcoming services to Lyon and Warsaw will provide Skywards members with even greater opportunities to explore Europe.”

easyJet operates Europe’s number one transport network flying on more than 600 routes from more than 130 airports in over 30 countries and so offers extensive redemption options to the Skywards membership base; including upcoming five additional routes to be added between December 2012 and February 2013. With its reputation for innovation in internet-based travel, easyJet will extend that simplified booking functionality to Skywards members.

“Emirates is a well-known carrier in our markets, with a justified reputation of being one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. Partnering with easyJet will help extend its reach by providing Skywards members with the ability to access our market leading European Network,” said, Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK Director. “easyJet has continued to grow as a carrier of choice for both business and leisure travel alike via our constant focus on operational efficiency and customer service. Skywards members will receive a warm welcome across our network.”

The agreement applies to redemption of Skywards Miles on easyJet flights only and will apply to all destinations across the easyJet network. All redemptions for flights can be made online through the Skywards web-site and will include applicable charges and taxes.

Skywards members will be able to add on optional extras, such as additional baggage allowance, using either Skywards Miles or cash payment. More information on the redemption partnership with easyJet and Skywards, plus the terms and conditions that apply, are available on the easyJet page in the Airline section on http://www.skywards.com/

Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer programme of Emirates, offers three tiers of membership - Blue, Silver and Gold - with each membership tier providing exclusive privileges. Members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates or partner airlines, or when they use the programme’s designated hotels, car rentals, financial, leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can be redeemed for an extensive range of rewards, including tickets on Emirates and other Skywards partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel accommodation, excursions and exclusive shopping.
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