Emirates has signed a new interline agreement with South African carrier Cemair, adding connections to six destinations in the country through Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The deal enables single ticket itineraries with onwards booking and baggage transfers from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Margate, Durban, Hoedspruit, Plettenberg Bay, George and Sishen.

Cemair is Emirates’ fourth airline partner in South Africa, joining South African Airways, Flysafair and Airlink – the last of which it signed a codeshare deal with earlier this month.

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Commenting on the news Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer, Emirates Airline, said:

“We are proud to partner with Cemair and commence our interline agreement. The new Cemair links provide our customers with even more possibilities to travel smoothly across many of South Africa’s most popular leisure points, in addition to the added benefit of connectivity to Cemair’s exclusively served points Margate and Plettenberg Bay.

“Connecting our networks solidifies our commitment to offering our customers even more travel opportunities, especially for those wanting to experience South Africa’s existing favourites, as well as travellers plotting new itineraries. We look forward to working together and strengthening our relationship.”

Emirates is currently operating 14 flights per week from Dubai to its South African hubs in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.