Icelandair & Emirates enter strategic partnership

Icelandair and Emirates have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a strategic partnership.

Under the terms of the MoU, the airlines will work towards a Codeshare Agreement that will allow customers to seamlessly travel across the two airlines’ networks opening up new and exciting travel corridors.

The signing of the MoU took place at the ITB Travel Trade Show in Berlin. A strategic partnership between Icelandair and Emirates will greatly increase both airlines’ offerings for convenient connections where customers can travel on a single ticket and their luggage checked through all the way to the final destination.

New opportunities for customers

“We are excited to announce our upcoming strategic partnership with Emirates, opening new opportunities for our customers across the Middle East and Asia,” said Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair president and CEO.

“Emirates will become Icelandair’s seventh global airline codeshare partner. We have and will continue to expand our network of partner airlines, focusing on working with airlines that offer great service and connectivity. We welcome Emirates as a partner and look forward to working with them to make the journeys of our passengers smooth and enjoyable.”

“We are pleased to deepen our partnership with Icelandair. Their network complements our European presence, providing an array of connections for our customers to diversify their journeys,” added Adnan Kazim, deputy president and chief commercial officer, Emirates Airlines. “Together, we will open up new travel opportunities, and more choice for customers. We believe that this partnership will bring real benefits to our customers and business, and we’re taking positive steps towards further strengthening our relationship for the future.”