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Emirates Signs Interline Agreement With CemAir, Adding Six More Connections in South Africa

Emirates has signed an interline agreement with South African carrier CemAir, which opens six more connections via Johannesburg and Cape Town, including service to Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Margate, Durban, Hoedspruit, Plettenberg Bay George and Sishen.


Emirates Boeing 777-300ER Photographed on August 17, 2015 From Wolfe Air Aviation's Lear 25B - Courtesy Emirates

On Monday (August 23, 2021), Emirates announced the signing of a new interline agreement with CemAir of South Africa, which opens connections to six more destinations, including several leisure points only served by Cemair. Under the agreement, Emirates’ guests will enjoy convenient connections via Johannesburg and Cape Town to Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Margate, Durban, Hoedspruit, Plettenberg Bay, George and Sishen. The new interline agreement is the first between Emirates and CemAir and marks Emirates’ fourth airline partnership in South Africa.


In Monday’s announcement, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, 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. We look forward to working together and strengthening our relationship.”


Also commenting on the new interline agreement, CemAir’s Chief Executive Officer, Miles van der Molen, said,

Emirates Signs Interline Agreement With South African Carrier CemAir - Courtesy Emirates

“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. As we continue our expansion during the post Covid recovery period we realise that now more than ever partnerships are key to our success. Working with market leaders like Emirates Airline is a further demonstration of our commitment to our customers to provide the best service and value.”


Earlier this month, Emirates boosted their operations to/from South Africa and currently offers 14 weekly flights from Dubai to their South African gateways in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The carrier has expanded their footprint across South and Southern Africa by enriching interline and codeshare partnerships with South African Airways, Airlink, CemAir and Flysafair.



Source: Emirates