Emirates expands to 45 Southern African destinations with new partnership


Emirates Airline is expanding its reach in Southern Africa following an agreement with the carrier Airlink.

The new interline partnership will give Emirates' passengers access to more than 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and over 20 regional points in Africa, via Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Customers can also enjoy the ease of single-ticket travel and one-stop baggage check-in while transferring to the different points.

In South Africa, these include Bloemfontein, George, Upington, Nelspruit, Hoedspruit and Port Elizabeth, while the regional destinations include Gaborone, Kasane, Vilanculos, Maun, Victoria Falls, Maputo, Windhoek, Harare, Lusaka, Ndola, Bulawayo and Livingstone, amongst others.

Commenting on the newly formed partnership, Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline, said, "The interline agreement that has gone into effect with Airlink is only the start of further collaboration, and we are looking forward to exploring more opportunities to widen the scope of our partnership in the future."

"We are confident that the relationship will deliver enhanced travel options to customers given the designed interconnectivity that will be enabled at OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport," said Rodger Foster, Airlink CEO.

Emirates resumed its operations in Johannesburg and Cape Town on October 1, and Durban on October 8, with enhanced safety measures in place across all of its onboard and on-ground touchpoints.


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