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Friday, 15 October 2021 16:33

Ethiopian Airlines partners with South Africa’s Airlink.

Staff Reporter.

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has signed an interline agreement with Johannesburg-based airline, Airlink, to allow passengers to enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower fare tickets between points within the carriers’ networks.

Passengers can book through their itineraries on both airlines easily, the airline said. The partnership attracts more customers providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink, it said.

Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, said: “In our continuous commitment and endeavour to expand our service beyond our extensive network in Africa, we are happy to enhance our cooperation and add Airlink to our list of growing partners in Africa.

"As South Africa represents the continent’s largest market and with the significant changes in the region’s industry players, implementation of this interline agreement will create ease of access to those travelling to/from South African regional airports and Ethiopian destinations across five continents."

Ethiopian and Airlink customers will handle each other’s traveller check-in and baggage for all their flights with the airlines. Airlink provides services between smaller, under-served towns and larger hub airports.

Through the interline agreement, customers from South Africa will benefit from more than 60 African destinations.

Meanwhile Virgin Atlantic has announced the relaunch of its direct flight service from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport, set to resume three times a week from Wednesday, 17 November on the Boeing 787-9.