Emirates signs latest partnership with south africa's cemair
Unites Arab Emirates-based airline Emirates have signed a new partnership with South Africa's CemAir which operates a grand total of 24 aircraft including Dash 8 variants and Beech 1900D aircraft as well as routes to Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg. CemAir also has one route to Angola.
The deal with CemAir allows Emirates to open up 6 more new destinations through international airports including Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as operating to a couple of exclusive CemAir lesuire points.
This is the first partnership between Emirates and CemAir, however not the first partnership between Emirates and a South African Airline. This is Emirate's fourth partnership with a South African airline.
Benefits from the partnership include single-ticket itineraries with onward booking and baggage transfers from Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Adnan Kazim who is a Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates Airline 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. Connecting our networks solidifies our commitment to offering our customers even more travel opportunities, especially for those wanting to experience South Africa’s existing favourites, as well as travellers plotting new itineraries."
Source: Knysna-Plett Herold
Emirates currently operate 14 flights a week into south Africa via Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. But also operates to 120 destinations from Dubai.
The Chief Executive for CemAir, Miles Van der Molen said, "We are delighted to partner with Emirates Airline, a name synonymous with quality and elegance. Our interline agreement provides our customers with convenience and savings as they can now seamlessly connect from our flights to the vast global network of this iconic airline."