Dubai’s Emirates airline expands codeshare with South Africa’s Airlink – Gulf News

Emirates is resuming flights to South Africa and ramping up operations in key market
Dubai: Emirates and South African carrier Airlink have expanded the scope of their existing partnership into a codeshare agreement, giving travellers to and from South Africa access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations in Africa.
The move comes as Emirates resumes flights to South Africa and ramps up operations to provide customers with enhanced connectivity via its gateways in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The new codeshare between will offer “competitive fares, combined ticketing, and seamless baggage transfers when connecting between both airlines,” said Emirates in a statement.
Customers travelling to South Africa can now transfer from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to domestic points like Bloemfontein, George, Upington, Nelspruit, Hoedspruit, Kimberley, Skukuza, Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay, Sishen, Mthatha and Port Elizabeth, as well as points across Southern Africa.
“Emirates serves all of our source markets and together we are able to provide vital air access throughout Airlink’s comprehensive network of destinations within Southern Africa, and provide much needed connectivity, linking Africa with the world and the world with Africa,” said Rodger Foster, CEO and Managing Director, Airline.

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