Emirates logoEmirates, which flies daily from Harare to Lusaka and Dubai, has been voted the Best International Airline by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA) for the third year running.
The prestigious accolade, voted for by local travel agents, named Emirates as the country’s preferred airline at its annual awards ceremony held in Harare on Friday (September 19).
Emirates Country Manager for Zimbabwe Paulos Legesse received the award on behalf of the airline and thanked the association for the recognition. He also pledged that the airline would continue to provide the high standard of products and service that it is renowned for.
“Emirates prides itself in providing a high quality service along with value for money, and it is particularly exciting that such an august organisation as the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents has recognised that for the third year in a row,” said Mr Legesse.
The award was presented to Mr Legesse and his team at a glittering annual awards dinner at Cresta Lodge in Harare attended by travel agents, along with representatives from the Zimbabwe Council of Tourism, the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, hotels, tour operators and airlines.
The latest award adds to more than 500 international awards received by the airline worldwide.
Emirates services the daily Harare-Dubai route with a modern Airbus A330-200 aircraft that has 237 seats in a three class configuration: 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 183 passengers in Economy Class. Customers on board the aircraft can experience Emirates’ famous hospitality and service from its multi-national cabin crew, enjoy hundreds of channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment on its ice entertainment system, gourmet cuisine and generous baggage allowances. Economy Class customers get 30kg, Business Class get 40 kg and First Class customer 50kg.
Emirates flies to more than 140 destinations in 81 countries across six continents, and it’s the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft.
EK 713 departs Dubai every day at 0925hrs, arriving in Lusaka at 1435hrs. The service departs Lusaka at 1605hrs, arriving in Harare at 1710hrs. The return flight leaves Harare at 1840hrs, arriving Lusaka at 1950hrs. It departs Lusaka at 2125hrs and lands in Dubai at 0640hrs the next day.

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