A report in Australian Financial Review (AFR) reveals that Qantas Airlines with negotiating a code-sharing deal with Emirates. If the deal is successful, Qantas would not longer be flying to Europe, but would fly to Dubai, from where Emirates would connect passengers to destinations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. This is of great benefit to Qantas as Emirates has the largest international market in the world, with 18 destinations in Africa and 30 in Europe.
With the new code-sharing agreement Qantas passengers would have access to all the international destinations to which Emirates flies, which is a huge increase over the two destinations in Europe to which Qantas currently flies, London and Frankfurt. Of these two destinations, Qantas is already planning on pulling service from Frankfurt. Should this deal go through, it would likely mean the end of Qantas association with British Airways.
The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.