The Dubai-based airline, Emirates says it has, since the easing of the Covid-19 travel restrictions, seen a dramatic increase in the demand for flights to and from South Africa.
Before the pandemic, the airline had 49 weekly flights to and from SA.
Emirates Regional Manager for Southern Africa, Afzal Parambil says, over the past few weeks, the airline managed to reinstate 26 flights to South Africa.
Parambil says they are struggling to keep up with demand.
The airline will also boost its cooperation with SA Airlink to offer visitors access to more South African destinations, from June this year.
Parambil says the airline says it has managed to reinstate almost 70% of its flights to South Africa already.
He says the airline anticipates having 80% of flight capacity on offer by the middle of 2022.
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