Emirates signs interline agreement with South Africa’s Airlink
Emirates and Airlink have announced an interline agreement, widening Emirates reach into Southern Africa as countries begin opening their borders for travellers.
October 21, 2020: Emirates and Airlink have announced an interline agreement, widening Emirates’ reach into Southern Africa as countries begin opening their borders for travellers. Emirates’ agreement with Airlink will provide its customers enhanced connectivity via its gateways Johannesburg and Cape Town to more than 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and more than 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa.
Tim Clark, president, Emirates, commented on the newly formed partnership, “Emirates is pleased to partner with Airlink on a new interline agreement that will help us strengthen our presence and give customers more choice, flexibility and enhanced connections across 45 cities in Southern Africa. 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.”
Emirates and Airlink will offer the ease of single-ticket travel and one-stop baggage check-in for customers transferring from Johannesburg and Cape Town to domestic points including Bloemfontein, George, Upington, Nelspruit, Hoedspruit and Port Elizabeth, as well as points across Southern Africa like Gaborone, Kasane, Vilanculos, Maun, Victoria Falls, Maputo, Windhoek, Harare, Lusaka, Ndola, Bulawayo, Livingstone, amongst many others.
Airlink CEO Rodger Foster, added, “We are proud and excited about our new interline commercial agreement with Emirates. We have a deep respect for the airline, its values and its global reach.”
Emirates resumed its operations into 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. The airline continues to build market demand through connecting customers via Dubai from close to 100 destinations, as well as building more connection opportunities in South Africa and beyond through partnerships with airlines like Airlink that drive value for its customers.