Emirates airline boosts services to Zambia and Zimbabwe

Emirates underlined its commitment to Zambia and Zimbabwe by announcing on Tuesday that its Dubai-Lusaka-Harare route would become a daily service from October 1, 2012.

Published: Wed 27 Jun 2012, 10:44 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:08 AM

The linked service, which currently operates five times a week, has performed strongly since its launch on February 1, this year. To date, Emirates has carried over 43,000 passengers on the route.

“This latest boost to Emirates’ African network is testament to the continuous upward growth in demand for our flights to and from the continent,” said Jean Luc Grillet, senior vice-president of Commercial Operations for Africa. “A daily service to Lusaka and Harare will mean greater choice for customers, while an increased cargo capacity of 40 per cent will facilitate more export business opportunities for both countries, forging greater trade links and increasing access to key trading partners in Asia and the Middle East.”

A weekly cargo capacity of 224 tonnes and access to Emirates’ network of more than 120 destinations worldwide is already supporting a range of exports from both Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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