After signing the historic order, Emirates is reportedly eyeing a deal with Air India for codeshare flights to meet the rising customer demands. In a recent interview to the Mint, Mohammad Sarhan, vice president India and Nepal, Emirates confirmed that the airline is in early stage talks with Air India. “You know, earlier, United and Emirates were rivals and now they are best of friends. We just signed a codeshare. Air Canada used to be a challenge for us. Now we are best friends. I think sooner or later we will be very close to some Indian carriers,” Sarhan said.

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