The Herald (Harare)

15 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Emirates Now Offers Internet Convenience

Emirates has introduced a new payment system that will enable Zimbabeans to pay for their flights on the internet using locally issued credit or debit cards. Emirates acting country manager for Zimbabwe Mr Khalid Hassan said this was done in an effort to offer more advanced online services to its customers in Zimbabwe,

"The new online feature will make it much easier for travellers to book their itinerary and pay for their flights from the comfort of their homes or office."

Emirates flies daily to Harare from Dubai, via Lusaka, using a 777-300ER aircraft. Some of the other services available through the website include online check-in, the ability to pre-select your seat, UAE visa application and special meal requests for specific dietary requirements.

Customers are also able to book hotels, rent a car and even subscribe for mobile flight status alerts and see what is screening on Emirates' in-flight ice entertainment system. Customers also have the ability to check their baggage allowance, including the estimated cost calculator for excess baggage, and search for low-cost airline connections.

With a fast-growing fleet of 197 aircraft, Emirates is the largest operator of A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft in the world. The airline currently flies to 129 destinations in 75 countries.

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