Emirates airline said it was restarting a codeshare partnership with South African Airways (SAA).
The agreement includes SAA coded and Emirates-operated routes between South Africa and Dubai on a single ticket from October 1. Emirates will also place the SAA code on major trunk routes between South Africa and Dubai.
According to Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Airline, “the partnership between Emirates and South African Airways builds on our shared commitment to providing customers more schedule choices and increased connectivity across Africa and through our growing network. Adnan Kazim”, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Airline.
Emirates and SAA have been working towards increasing alignment across products, services and reactivation of synergies between loyalty programmes, and will be initially kicking off with a reciprocal commercial arrangement.
In the coming months, plans are underway to expand cooperation and solidify the partnership even further on more domestic and regional points in Africa as SAA expands its operations, while Emirates will also reciprocally add more options for SAA customers to connect to select destinations within its network on one itinerary.