Dubai-based carrier Emirates has formed a codeshare alliance with Latvia-based airBaltic to provide improved connectivity to/from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Finland.

This agreement will be beneficial for both parties, as Emirates passengers will be able to access the Baltic Sea region. In addition, airBaltic passengers will gain access to Emirates’ network via Dubai.

The alliance will improve connectivity to the Baltic States for customers across the Middle East, the Far East, and Australia.

On airBaltic flights running between Dubai-Riga, Riga-Tallin, Riga-Vilnius, and Riga-Helsinki, Emirates will put its ‘EK’ marketed code.

Meanwhile, airBaltic will put its ‘BT’ marketed code on Emirates’ courses between Dubai-Jakarta, and Dubai-Bangkok.

The passengers, through this partnership, will receive other travel benefits such as booking with one ticket, economical fares, and a single baggage policy.

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Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “We’re very pleased to announce a new partnership with airBaltic, the leading airline in the Baltics, which enables us to offer Emirates customers even more travel choices and connectivity in the Baltic region. It will also open up Emirates’ exciting network of global destinations to more travellers from the Baltics. We look forward to the start of a successful partnership.”

airBaltic president and CEO Martin Gauss added: “Emirates is a truly global connectivity provider, and we are excited to start a new partnership alongside direct flights between Riga and Dubai, which we commenced in September. The new partnership will enable our passengers to reach new exciting destinations in Asia, Australia and beyond.”

Emirates currently has codeshare agreements with 22 airline partners and two rail firms.

It also has interline cooperation agreements in place with more than 115 airlines and rail companies.

Earlier this month, Emirates signed a codeshare pact with Garuda Indonesia.