Emirates, FlySafair to strengthen travel options in South Africa


Emirates Airline is expanding connections in South Africa following an interline agreement with FlySafair.

The move will open up links for passengers to selected routes on FlySafair's network.

Through the arrangement, the two carriers plan to offer the ease of single-ticket travel and through tagging of baggage for customers transferring from Emirates' three gateways – Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban to FlySafair domestic points in South Africa, such as Port Elizabeth, East London and George.

Travellers can also take advantage of connecting to FlySafair's points, without backtracking to their initial destination when catching their flight back to Dubai. Customers can book their travel with EK offices and travel agencies.

"Together, we will open up new travel opportunities, and more choice for customers wishing to travel domestically. We look forward to working together and strengthening our relationship into the future," said Badr Abbas, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations for Africa.

Kirby Gordon, Chief Marketing Officer at FlySafair said: "The superb service and vast route network that Emirates offers is world-renowned, and we are proud to have partnered with them in providing customers greater connectivity when travelling."

Emirates resumed its operations into Johannesburg and Cape Town on October 1, and Durban on October 8, and is presently operating 17 flights a week into South Africa.


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