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Qantas and Emirates - major partnership announcements

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Qantas and Emirates have announced a sweeping new partnership agreement that will really shake up the Europe < > Australia market, starting in mid-2013.

Qantas is going to start code-sharing with Emirates and will route its Europe - Australia flights via Dubai instead of Singapore. At the same time Qantas is ending its joint business agreement with British Airways, throwing the future of the traditional "Kangaroo route" service into question. Qantas has announced that it will be increasing service to Singapore and Hong Kong, related more to Australia < > Asia service rather than in conjunction with European routes; Qantas is also dropping service to Frankfurt.

Qantas and Emirates will be aligning their frequent flyer programs to allow cross "earning and burning."

In its press releases Qantas confirmed that its other airline partnerships will be maintained, as will its relationship with the Oneworld alliance. However such a big alliance with Emirates, which has never indicated any interest in joining a global airline alliance, combined with its discontinuance of the BA relationship, obviously throws Qantas' commitment to Oneworld into question.

Here's the site containing Qantas' statements: http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/media-releases/global/en

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