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Emirates adds easyJet as new Skywards partner

Skywards members can redeem miles for easyJet flights online

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Dubai: Emirates on Tuesday announced European budget carrier, easyJet, as its airline partner for its frequent flyer programme, Skywards.

The redemption agreement, which is aimed at facilitating travel around Europe, will connect Emirates 31 destination strong European network with all of easyJet destinations, Emirates said in a statement.

“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,” Emirates stated, adding that 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.

“With over 130 destinations within Europe and North Africa partnering with easyJet was an obvious choice for Emirates. Like Emirates, easyJet is committed to expanding its operation by connecting an increasing number of cities; offering passengers limitless travel opportunities,” Thierry Antinori, Emirates Executive Vice-President, Passenger Sales Worldwide, said in a statement.

According to Emirates, the agreement applies to redemption of Skywards Miles on easyJet flights only and will apply to all destinations across the easyJet network.

It added that easyJet operates on more than 600 routes from more than 130 airports in over 30 countries, offering extensive redemption options to the Skywards membership base; including upcoming five additional routes to be added between December 2012 and February 2013.

“Partnering with easyJet will help extend its [Emirates’] reach by providing Skywards members with the ability to access our market leading European Network,” Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK Director, said in a statement.