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Emirates partners with BLADE to provide a one-of-a-kind travel experience

Facilitated through GO7’s W2 Global Distribution Solution, passengers can seamlessly travel between Dubai and Monaco/Nice with a single ticket.

8th May 2024 – GO7, a global leader in airline technology, is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with Emirates and BLADE. The signing ceremony for this momentous partnership took place on the 8th of May at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai.

Since 2022, BLADE has been offering scheduled helicopter flights between Nice and Monaco, operated by Monacair, providing unparalleled convenience and luxury to travellers. The collaboration between Emirates and BLADE has been made possible through a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) between Emirates and W2 and W2’s global ticketing platform offered by GO7. This innovative system enables Emirates passengers to seamlessly traverse between Dubai and Monaco/Nice, completing their journeys with a single Emirates interline ticket, including Blade segments marketed under GO7’s W2 marketing carrier code. This signifies a strategic move towards enhancing Emirates’ global connectivity and passenger experience.

The integrated approach between GO7 and Emirates enhances the airline’s offerings across direct and indirect channels. Leveraging scalable settlement procedures via IATA Clearing House with W2 by GO7 ensures seamless processes. This collaboration empowers Emirates to expand its global reach without independently operating all routes, simplifying settlement procedures through IATA with no procedural changes. Passengers now benefit significantly from this partnership, enjoying long-term cost savings, personalized travel experiences, and a streamlined journey from start to finish, among the benefits passengers can enjoy. The partnership is live and ready for passengers to experience firsthand.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, says: “We’re pleased to enhance our partnership with GO7, Blade and Monacair to offer our customers a swift 7-minute helicopter ride between Nice and Monaco. Emirates has been serving Nice with world-class services for more than 30 years and we look forward to raising the bar even higher with seamless door-to-door travel experiences.  We remain committed to the French Riviera and look forward to flying our customers better in the air and on-ground.”

Remi Bouysset, Chief Executive Officer, BLADE Europe, says: “We are delighted to offer Emirates passengers the ability to fly from Dubai into Monaco with a seamless connection from their Emirates flight directly to a BLADE helicopter to Monaco. They will enjoy the best views of the French Riviera while skipping an hour and a half of traffic. With the time they save, they will have plenty of time to enjoy our Monaco BLADE Lounge upon their arrival or one of our Nice lounges upon their return.”

Peer Winter, Chief Distribution Officer, GO7, says: “We are excited to embark on this journey with Emirates, Monacair, and BLADE. Through this partnership, our commitment to enhancing global connectivity and passenger experience remains steadfast. By leveraging our cutting-edge ticketing platform, we continue to provide passengers worldwide with unparalleled convenience. 

About Emirates:

Emirates is an award-winning global airline that serves over 140 cities on six continents through its efficient hub in Dubai. The airline has earned customer recognition for its industry-leading services on the ground and in the sky, delivered by a passionate workforce representing over 160 nations. Emirates operates the world’s largest fleet of wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft, offering spacious cabins and iconic inflight features such as its A380 Shower Spa and Onboard Lounge and its ice inflight entertainment system available in all seats across its fleet.

About Blade:

BLADE is a technology-powered, global urban air mobility platform committed to reducing travel friction by enabling cost-effective air transportation alternatives to some of the most congested ground routes in the U.S. and abroad. No company flies more people in and out of city centers than BLADE. See BLADE’s helicopter and jet charter routes. With BLADE, you can book by-the-seat on scheduled flights between Manhattan and JFK or Newark airports, between Vancouver and Victoria in Canada and between Nice and Monaco in Europe. 

About GO7

GO7 represents a new approach to travel technology, united by a core belief to give control back to airlines. Our integrated solutions cover OMS, Distribution, and Retail, featuring a flexible architecture that effortlessly adapts to airlines’ requirements. Our technology, complemented by our Airline Operator Certificate and IATA Clearing House Membership, GO7 is uniquely equipped to offer a holistic and channel-agnostic approach to airline distribution. With nearly 200 airlines leveraging GO7, our foundations are proven, empowering airlines with flexibility and control.