Emirates & Philippine Airlines this week announced an interlining agreement that will boost air connectivity for both sides.
Now in effect, the reciprocal interline partnership provides Emirates’ passenger’s access to 19 Philippine domestic destinations operated by Philippine Airlines, including Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Cotabato, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo, and more, as well as two Asian regional points via Manila.
Philippine Airlines’ passengers also benefit from access to Emirates’ global network and seamlessly connect to 21 cities operated by Emirates beyond Dubai to European destinations such as London, Rome, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Paris, and Kuwait, as well as to Jeddah and other points in the Middle East, Africa, and India.
Commenting on this announcement was Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ CCO:
“The Philippines is one of our strongest consumer markets, and we’re pleased to sign a new interline agreement with the country’s flag carrier.”
“The partnership with Philippine Airlines will help open new links for trade and tourism that will drive more inbound traffic into the market and expand Emirates’ footprint in East Asia.”
“We look forward to serving our partner airline’s customers with additional travel choices to Emirates destinations across the Middle East, Europe as well as the Americas, and to expanding our cooperation with plans to include additional points via Cebu in the coming months.”
Also commenting is Bud Britanico, Philippine Airlines’ VP for Sales:
“We are happy to embark on this new interline partnership with Emirates that expands the choices available to Philippine Airlines passengers, who now gain easier access to more destinations across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa via our flights to Dubai.”
“We are eager to expand our reach to various international markets and exciting destinations and help stimulate business and tourist travel for global citizens, as well as provide better service to our fellow Filipinos living and working in overseas nations.”
Further Boost for Emirates’ Asian Network…
This deal represents a further boost for the Emirates, especially from the perspective of expanding its roots within Asia.
The same also applies to Philippine Airlines, which will want to tap into Emirates’ extensive route network both on a short-haul basis and on a medium and long-haul basis too.
Both sides stand to benefit from the additional revenue sources generated from these interlining agreements, with passengers standing to benefit on the connectivity front too.
This will be a partnership to watch out for, especially if gets expanded in the future.
It remains clear that this is a partnership that offers significant benefits, with Emirates & Philippine Airlines looking to reap as many of the benefits from this as possible.
All eyes will be on both carriers to see whether there will be an increased sense of reporting in the context of financial income and passenger numbers.
But for now, ahead of the Summer 2023 season, this interlining agreement between Emirates & Philippine Airlines is now in effect and will begin reaping in the endless benefits.