Emirates' interline agreement with Cemair to connect 6 more SA cities
Emirates has signed an interline agreement with Cemair that opens up connections to six more destinations in South Africa
August 24, 2021: Emirates has signed an interline agreement with Cemair that opens up connections to six more destinations in South Africa through the airline’s gateways of Johannesburg and Cape Town.
This marks the first partnership between both airlines, and Emirates’ fourth airline partnership in South Africa. The arrangement between Emirates and Cemair includes the convenience of single ticket itineraries with onwards booking and baggage transfers from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Margate, Durban, Hoedspruit, Plettenberg Bay, George and Sishen.
Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer, Emirates, said, “We are proud to partner with Cemair and commence our interline agreement. The new Cemair links provide our customers with even more possibilities to travel smoothly across many of South Africa’s most popular leisure points, in addition to the added benefit of connectivity to Cemair’s exclusively served points Margate and Plettenberg Bay.”
Miles van der Molen, CEO of CemAir, said, “As we continue our expansion during the post Covid recovery period we realise that now more than ever partnerships are key to our success. Working with market leaders like Emirates Airline is a further demonstration of our commitment to our customers to provide the best service and value.”
Emirates boosted its operations to/from South Africa earlier this month, and is presently operating 14 flights a week into South Africa via its gateways Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The airline has been expanding its footprint across South and Southern Africa through enriching its interline and codeshare partnerships with South African Airways, Airlink, Cemair and Flysafair, driving more connectivity options that that provide greater benefits for its customers.