One of the largest airlines in the world Emirates plans to market Zambia’s tourism globally in over 100 destinations.
Emirates will fly to Lusaka, and onwards to Zimbabwe’s capital Harare from February next year.
The five-times weekly service will commence on February 1, adding the 20th and 21st African destinations to the Emirates network.Bookings are already available on the company’s website.
“Emirates has long understood the enormous potential of Africa, which today is one of the fastest-expanding economic regions of the world, benefiting from a combined market of over one billion people, rising consumer demand and an abundance of natural resources,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group. “Zambia and Zimbabwe will be our 20th and 21st African destinations and their addition to our global network will enable us to provide new flexibility and choice for customers, help to grow trade routes and create important new inbound and outbound markets for tourism.”
The Dubai-Lusaka-Harare service will be operated by an A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration that offers 12 First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and 183 in Economy Class.
Customers in all cabins will be able to enjoy hundreds of channels of entertainment and the facility to send and receive emails and text messages.
The Multi-billion dollar Airline company which signed a £100 million deal with English Premier League football team Arsenal, a deal which included naming rights to the team’s stadium for 15 years and shirt sponsorship for 8 years will be one of the few Airlines to offer direct inter-continental flights from Lusaka.