New route to Zimbabwe to launch from Emirates

07/10/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
New route to Zimbabwe to launch from Emirates

Dubai-based airline Emirates is to open up a new route to Zimbabwe and Zambia from February next year.The announcement marks the latest increase in services by the carrier as more people are visiting Dubai for tourism and business.A newspaper advert by Emirates Group, seen by the AFP, reads: "In February 2012, Emirates will commence services five days a week from Harare and Lusaka to Dubai."It comes as Air Zimbabwe has reduced its flights after its pilots went on strike for over five months over a debate about unpaid salaries and allowances. The airline is also $100 million in debt, the news provider reported.Emirates will also benefit from the suspension of flights to the country by a number of other airlines including Air France and Quantas.A poll by Real Opinions revealed this week that after flydubai, Emirates is viewed as the second best airline for offering value for money.