Canada Association of Tourism Employees

Emirates new wholesome brother in South Africa known as Cemair

  • Emirates Airlines calls this a move to help ramp up flight operations after increasing passenger services to South Africa. Emirates has signed an interline agreement with Cemair that opens connections to six other destinations in South Africa via the airline’s gateways in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
  • The partnership between Emirates and Cemair also includes some leisure points that are exclusively operated by Cemair.
  • This is the first partnership between the two airlines and Emirates’ fourth airline partnership in South Africa.

Since Emirates resumed flights from Dubai to Johannesburg in September, the agreement between Emirates and Cemair has included the convenience of single-ticket travel with onward booking and luggage transfer from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Margate, Durban, Hoedspruit, Plettenberg Bay, George , and Sishen.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Airline said: “We are proud to partner with Cemair and to sign our interline contract. The new Cemair connections offer our customers even more options to travel smoothly over many of South Africa’s most popular leisure spots, in addition to the additional benefits of connectivity to the Margate and Plettenberg Bay points, which are exclusively served by Cemair.

The connection of our networks underpins our commitment to offer our customers even more travel options, especially for those who want to experience South Africa’s existing favorites as well as for travelers planning new itineraries. We look forward to working together and strengthening our relationship. “

Miles van der Molen, CemAir’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Emirates Airline, a name that stands for quality and elegance. Our interline agreement offers our customers convenience and savings as they can now seamlessly connect from our flights to the vast global network of this legendary airline. “

As we continue our expansion during the post-Covid recovery period, we recognize that partnerships are now more than ever the key to our success. The cooperation with market leaders like Emirates Airline is further proof of our commitment to our customers to offer the best service and the best value for money. “

Customers can book their trip on, Emirates sales offices and travel agents.

Emirates stepped up operations to / from South Africa earlier this month and currently operates 14 weekly flights to South Africa via its Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban gateways. The airline continues to safely transform its global network, connecting customers from and via Dubai to over 120 destinations.

The airline has expanded its presence in Southern and Southern Africa by expanding its interline and codeshare partnerships with South African Airways, Airlink, Cemair and Flysafair, developing more connectivity options that offer greater benefits to their customers while at the same time enjoying the relaxation of travel supports and tourism industry.

CemAir Ltd is a privately owned airline operating in South Africa serving popular tourist destinations and major business cities, as well as leasing aircraft to other airlines throughout Africa and the Middle East. The airline is based in Johannesburg

Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman of the African Tourism Board, welcomes the new partnership between Emirates, based in Dubai, and CemAir, based in South Africa

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