Emirates officially activates codeshare partnership with Airlink

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE-based largest airline Emirates has officially activated the codeshare partnership with South African carrier Airlink, making it easier for customers to create their ideal itinerary.

The airline said in a statement that the customers will benefit from seamless connections and a single booking reference across eight domestic South African cities via the airline’s gateways Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.

According to the reports, “Travel itineraries can now be booked on emirates.com, with travel agents as well as online travel agents (OTAs). Tickets booked from June 2022 are available for travel immediately.”

Emirates’ customers can now book a wide range of additional flights, including eight destinations from Johannesburg, five destinations from Cape Town, and one point from Durban. Examples of some new route options include Bloemfontein, Hoedspruit, Port Elizabeth, Kimberley, George, and East London, amongst others.

“Emirates currently offers double-daily flights to Dubai from Johannesburg, daily flights to Dubai from Cape Town, and five weekly flights to and from Durban. The airline is also driving more connectivity options that provide value through a better experience for its customers. With the revival of its South African Airways partnership, as well as its codeshare agreement with Airlink, and interlines with Cemair and FlySafair, the airline has expanded its reach to 79 regional points in southern Africa,” as per the statement.

Last month, Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese multinational technology company Huawei to expand their partnership to provide further exposure to both brands in the Middle East, China, and African markets, through joint activities and collaborations that increase audience engagement.

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