UAE-based carrier Emirates is planning to resume flying its A380 aircraft to Australia and New Zealand by the end of the year, media reports said. The carrier has started selling flights conducted with the superjumbo to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Christchurch.
Reportedly, the Airbus A380 flights heading down under will begin between October 31st and November 2nd, 2021. Similarly, flights to Sydney and Melbourne will start from November 1st.
Last year, it was reported that Emirates is looking to expand its reach in the African continent. In order to do so, it has signed an interline agreement with South Africa-based carrier Airlink.
Emirates said in a statement that the deal would allow the carrier to boost its connectivity through its gateways in Johannesburg and Cape Town to more than 25 domestic and regional destinations in South Africa.
Tim Clark, the President of Emirates airline told the media, “Emirates is pleased to partner with Airlink on a new interline agreement that will help us strengthen our presence and give customers more choice, flexibility and enhanced connections across 45 cities in Southern Africa. We are committed to our operations in South Africa, as we continue to look at ways to build our extended network for customers, and help them benefit with diverse travel options.”
Clark added that the agreement was the first step of future cooperation as Emirates is looking to explore further opportunities to widen the scope of our partnership in the future.