Emirates to Fly direct to Livingstone for UNWTO
From : Theafricanaviationtribune.com
17 February 2013
By : Ted T. Beefcake (Esq)
In preparation for the upcoming XXth United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly to be held in Victoria Falls in August this year, Emirates (EK) has applied to the Zambian Department of Civil Aviation for traffic rights to serve Livingstone directly.
Livingstone, Zambia (africastay)
According to Emirates Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Africa, Jean Luc Grillet, the request is for landing rights for the duration of the conference only, under the justification that it will contribute to the development of the tourism industry.
“We thought of passengers coming into Zambia for the UNWTO meeting and it could be a good idea to have one or two flights lands directly into Livingstone instead of just landing into Lusaka and afterwards, subject the passengers to go either by bus or smaller planes into Livingstone,” he said.
“This is not a permanent move but it will only be done during the UNWTO General assembly meeting in August and we have made our request to the Zambian Civil Aviation Department for Traffic Rights and we hope to get a positive answer,” Mr Grillet said.
No reports or changes to existing timetables via Amadeus have been noted at this time.