Emirates supports Zambia’s tourism thrust
The carrier, which flies direct from Lusaka to Dubai and Harare daily, carried 241,june 2018 275 passengers in the 12 months to, revealed Emirates Country Manager Mohammad Bin Hafiz.
Latest figures from the Zambia Airports Corporation report 523,937 arrivals at Kenneth Kaunda AIRPORT TERMINAL and 527,702 departures.
“Emirates touches the entire lives of several people in Zambia,” said Mr Bin Hafiz. “We bring tourists who stay static in lodges in remote areas; connect experts and investors to the mining sector; deliver horticultural produce to markets; and connect Zambian visitors to the global world. It’s a significant contribution and we seriously take that role very. ”
China may be the leading destination for Emirates passengers travelling from Zambia, accompanied by the United Arab Emirates, India, Zimbabwe and uk.
“We have been the only real airline connecting Zambia with a primary flight beyond your Africa continent, which links the country to your network of over 160 destinations in 86 territories and countries worldwide, enabling Lusaka passengers to be all over the world within a day of departure almost,” added Mr Bin Hafiz.
While Emirates’ business strategy organically would be to grow, the airline constantly considers an array of innovations that produce commercial sense and improve customer comfort and convenience.
On all Emirates’ flights, customers can turn to hours of entertainment on the award-winning inflight entertainment system forward, ice, that provides over 3,500 channels of on-demand visual and audio entertainment, from the most recent movies, music, audio games and books, in addition to family-friendly products for children, including complimentary toys, kids’ movies and meals, priority boarding for families, and the usage of free strollers at Dubai AIRPORT TERMINAL.
In addition to the on-board comforts and products, Emirates’ prides itself in its multinational cabin crew – including those from Zambia – and chef-prepared local, international and regional cuisine, utilizing the freshest ingredients, along with a wide variety of complimentary beverages and wines.
Tourism and business focus
In-bound tourism arrivals on Emirates are supporting the Zambian government’s strategy of diversifying the economy, boosting forex earnings and generating employment in the tourism sector.
Emirates in addition has seen growth in the amount of business travellers exploring opportunities in Zambia in the country’s traditional mining industry along with other sectors, buoyed by renewed confidence throughout the market.
Growing demand for happen to be Europe and Asia, add well because the popularity of Dubai as a shopping and family tourist destination also have put into the airline’s growth, added Mr Bin Hafiz.
Meanwhile, the airline’s SkyCargo service provides freight answers to Zambian farmers, delivering their fruit, flowers and vegetables to markets throughout the world.
Emirates’ SkyCargo carried 1,657 tonnes of exports from Zambia, mainly vegetables to New and Europe Zealand, year in the last, and brought 3,317 tonnes of imports to Zambia, including consolidated cargo, pharmaceuticals and electronics from UAE, Hong and india Kong.