29 June 2012
Emirates boosts Zambia and Zimbabwe services
Emirates has announced that its Dubai-Lusaka-Harare route will become a daily service from October 1. The linked service, which currently operates five times a week, has performed strongly since its launch on February 1 and has to date carried over 43,000 passengers.
““A daily service to Lusaka and Harare will mean greater choice for customers, while an increased cargo capacity of 40% 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,” .
The Dubai-Lusaka-Harare service is operated by an A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration, offering 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and 183 seats in Economy Class.
The flight departs Dubai at 09h25, and arrives in Lusaka at 14h35. The service departs Lusaka at 16h20, and arrives in Harare at 17h20. The return flight will leave Harare at 18h50, and arrives in Lusaka at 19h50. It departs Lusaka at 21h25 and lands in Dubai at 06h40 the next day.
Emirates currently serves 21 passenger and cargo destinations across the African continent