Emirates to operate daily to Zambia, Zimbabwe
Dubai’s Emirates Airline has announced it is to boost its scheduled to Zambia and Zimbabwe to a daily service, it was announced on Tuesday.
The route from Dubai to Lusaka and Harare currently operates five times a week and has carried 43,000 passengers since it was launched on February 1. From October 1, it will be upgraded to a daily service.
“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.”
Emirates currently operates to 123 destinations in 73 countries, with its fleet of 175 aircraft, and it currently services 21 passenger and cargo destinations across the African continent. Over the next three months, the airline will launch a further four destinations: Barcelona, Lisbon, Erbil and Washington, DC.