DUBAI, 18 August 2021: Emirates and Airlink have upgraded
their existing codeshare agreement to give travellers to and from South Africa
access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations across 12 African

The extended codeshare provides connectivity to Emirates
customers not offered by any other carrier in Africa and augments the
long-standing partnership that Emirates has with South African Airways.

The move comes as Emirates resumes its flights to South
Africa and ramps up its operations to provide customers with enhanced
connectivity via gateways Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The connectivity
provided by the new codeshare between Emirates and Airlink will offer
competitive fares, combined ticketing, and seamless baggage transfers when
connecting between both airlines.

Customers travelling to South Africa can now transfer from
Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to domestic points like Bloemfontein,
George, Upington, Nelspruit, Hoedspruit, Kimberley, Skukuza, Pietermaritzburg,
Richards Bay, Sishen, Mthatha and Port Elizabeth, as well as points across
Southern Africa like Gaborone, Kasane, Vilanculos, Lubumbashi, Dar es Salaam,
Entebbe, Maseru, Antananarivo, Pemba, Tete, Maun, Victoria Falls, Walvis Bay,
Maputo, Windhoek, Harare, Lusaka, Ndola, Bulawayo and Livingstone amongst many
other cities.

Emirates Airline chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said:
“The expansion of the Emirates – Airlink partnership marks an important
step forward in our relationship. Our new codeshare agreement enhances our service
offering and flexibility for customers travelling beyond our gateways in South
and Southern Africa and provides them unparalleled options for leisure
destinations. We are committed to growing our operations in South Africa, and
with the strong connection opportunities being provided collectively with
Airlink, we hope to help jumpstart the recovery of the local travel and tourism

Customers can book their travel with both airlines on, through online travel agencies, and with local travel agents.