Emirates i flydubai danas su predstavili veliko partnerstvo kojim će ove dvije zrakoplovne tvrtke iz Dubaija udružiti snage kako bi ponudile putnicima još bolje opcije putovanja. Obje aviokompanije će i dalje imati zasebnu upravljačku strukturu, ali će međusobno nadopunjavati mrežu destinacija kako bi povećale svoje poslovanje i ubrzale rast.The innovative partnership goes beyond the so-called code-sharing and includes cooperation on the integration of destination networks of the two airlines and harmonization of flight schedules. The new model will provide flydubai passengers with a simple and easy connection to Emirates destinations around the world, covering as many as six continents, and Emirates passengers will have at their disposal a strong regional network of destinations offered by flydubai.Cilj ovog partnerstva je optimizacija mreža letenja i rasporeda obiju zrakoplovnih tvrtki koji će korisnicima ponuditi veći izbor ruta, odnosno spojiti određene gradove. Osim toga, ovaj će sporazum koristiti objema zrakoplovnim tvrtkama kroz povećanje prometa u međusobno komplementarnim mrežama. Do 2022. godine, očekuje se da će zajednička mreža Emiratesa i flydubaija sadržavati 240 destinacija, prema kojima će se letjeti kombiniranom flotom od 380 zrakoplova. „This is an exciting and significant development for the Emirates, flydubai and aviation in Dubai. Both airlines have grown independently and successfully over the years, and the new partnership will create immense value that complementary models from both airlines can bring to passengers, each airline separately and Dubai.“HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO of flydubai, said the partnership will be launched over the coming months, with the first improved code-sharing arrangement starting in the last quarter of 2017. More information will be available and released soon.Emirates today has a wide-hull fleet of 259 aircraft and flies to 157 destinations, while flydubai has a fleet of 58 New-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft flying to 95 destinations, and the current combined network includes 216 unique destinations.
“We realized that we need to modify our methods of distributing aid. Instead of giving the funds directly to low-income families who maybe already have access to other SSN programs, we could use the remaining funds for other programs as long as they are designated for villages,” he said.The loan relief and subsidy program for MSMEs also has a poor disbursement rate. Out of its Rp 35 trillion budget, only Rp 3 trillion or 7.20 percent has been distributed.”Despite the low disbursement rate, however, the Rp 3 trillion has been given to 7.8 million SMEs. This made us realize that maybe the budget is a bit too aggressive. So, we will reallocate some of the remaining budget for other productive programs related to SMEs,” Budi said.The government still needs to disburse around Rp 218 trillion in stimuli until the end of the year and the task force has launched several new SSN programs to accelerate the disbursement.The first is distributes initial working capital aid for SMEs (Banpres) called Produktif Usaha Mikro (BPUM), which is targeting 9 million to 12 million small businesses. The second is a wage subsidy program for some 15 million formal and informal workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”We’re very happy to announce that we have distributed Rp 7 trillion or 31.79 percent of Rp 22 trillion in BPUM funds in just two weeks. We also disbursed Rp 3 trillion out of the Rp 37.8 trillion wage subsidy budget, or 7.9 percent, a week after the program launched,” Budi said.Topics : “When the task force was established 40 days ago, we realized that some of the [SSN] programs are not as good as we would like to be and we need to improve them.”Two SSN programs will be adjusted because of their poor disbursement rate, namely BLT Dana Desa (village funds unconditional cash transfers) and loan relief for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME).According to Budi, out of the Rp 31.8 trillion budget for BLT Dana Desa, the government had disbursed only Rp 10 trillion or 30 percent of the funds.Read also: Govt targets village funds program to speed up aid to 8 million poor families The government is set to change the mechanism for several social safety net (SSN) programs because of the poor disbursement of aid.According to national economic recovery task force chief Budi Gunadi Sadikin, the move is expected to boost the allocation of Rp 695.2 trillion (US$47 billion) in stimuli provided by the government and spur the country’s economy.”One of the mandates President Joko [‘Jokowi’] Widodo gave us is to make sure the acceleration of [stimulus] disbursement, so we can push the economy, drive private spending and corporate investments until the end of the year,” Budi said on Wednesday.