Emirates Airlines said Thursday it will increase flight frequency on the Harare-Lusaka-Dubai route due to growing demand.
Starting on June 5, 2021, the carrier will operate five flights from the current four per week.
It added that from March 28, the airline will also adjust its flight schedule moving to Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday departures, with a Saturday flight added from June 5.
“The linked service between Harare and Lusaka to Dubai will provide travelers with more flexibility and convenience of travel to over 90 destinations on the Emirates network, including its hub and popular global destination, Dubai” Emirates said in a statement.
Emirates said it will use its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft between Harare, Lusaka and Dubai.
Nasser Bahlooq, Emirates country manager for Zimbabwe, said there has been a marked increase in passenger demand to and from Harare, especially to popular tourism and business hubs like Dubai.
“We hope that by increasing our frequency, we are able to facilitate even more tourism and business traffic as Zimbabwe continues its recovery. The increase of our flights to Harare, which are currently linked to Lusaka, is a testament to our commitment to Zimbabwe,” Bahlooq said.
Emirates Airlines has been operating flights to Zimbabwe for over nine years.
“We look forward to boosting our services further to provide better travel options for our customers as they take to the skies again,” he said.