Hein Kaiser
Journalist
2 minute read
18 Aug 2021
9:00 am

Emirates boosts Airlink, adds network of 40 domestic and continental destinations

Hein Kaiser

The deal has strengthened the premium airline’s position significantly ahead of the upcoming relaunch of South African Airways (SAA).

Picture for illustration purposes. South African Airlink Jetstream 41. Picture: Flickr

This week, independent domestic and regional carrier Airlink announced the extension of its existing codesharearrangement with Emirates Airline to include its network of 40 domestic and continental destinations. The deal has strengthened the premium airline’s position significantly ahead of the upcoming relaunch of South African Airways (SAA). Airlink now holds agreements with many carriers servicing SA, including Qatar, KLM Air France and United Airlines. Airlink managing director Rodger Foster commented, somewhat tongue in cheek: “We plan to take Africa to the world and the world to Africa” through a network of partners. Last year, Airlink was denied the opportunity to...