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Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Under the new agreement, customers will be able to purchase joint Emirates-Corsair itineraries, providing them more convenience connecting between Paris and West Africa.
By calling their local reservations office, travel agent or booking through emirates.com, customers will be issued with a single combined ticket for flights operated by Emirates and Corsair International, enabling customers to enjoy one-stop check-in and baggage transfer between the airlines.
“Choice has always been, and remains, an important part of the Emirates value proposition. Emirates is completely committed to providing our customers with exceptional customer service and our partnership with Corsair International reflects this,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations West. “This agreement will undoubtedly offer passengers travelling between Dakar and Paris more choice, convenience, value and comfort than ever before.”
“Corsair has invested significantly to offer new travel options to passengers travelling between Paris and West Africa” said Pascal de Izaguirre, President and CEO of Corsair: “We are very proud to expand our offering with this partnership today, teaming up with a prestigious and ambitious airline in this fast-growing region.”
Emirates operates 20 weekly flights to Paris utilizing a mix of its flagship Airbus 380 and Boeing 777, while the Dakar route is serviced with four flights each week operated by an Airbus 340-300.
Started in 1985 with just two aircraft, award-winning Emirates is now one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. Emirates’ global network now spans 136 destinations in 77 countries across six continents; servicing these destinations with a fleet of 207 wide-bodied aircraft, which includes 38 A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
Established in 1981, Corsair International is the second largest French airline and operates a fleet of 7 long haul aircraft. The airline currently operates international scheduled services to destinations in the French overseas territories in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, as well as to West Africa and North America.