By Staff Reporter
EMIRATES has been voted as Zimbabwe’s favourites airline by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA) for the 7th time in a row.
The airline which is hugely recognised internationally is seen by others as the direct replacement of the often erratic Air Zimbabwe which has struggled with debts and losses.
Airline commercial manager for Zimbabwe Majid Al Falasi said they are pleased to have been recognised again and that they will continue to improve their product.
“We are pleased to have been recognised again as the best international airline. We are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and we appreciate the recognition from AZTA,” he said.
The prestigious award was presented to Emirates at an AZTA award ceremony that was held in Harare and attended by officials from the Zimbabwe Council of Tourism, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, hotels, tour operators, car hire operators, Ministry of Tourism officials, airlines and other travel industry stakeholders.
Emirates’ popularity is thanks to its combination of value for money and exceptional service- both in the air and on the ground in Zimbabwe and across its global network. The airline operates a Boeing 777-300 aircraft on its Harare route and features industry-leading comfort and services. The aircraft is fitted with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 seats in Economy.
On all Emirates’ flights, customers can look forward to hours of entertainment on the award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice, which offers over 3,000 channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment, from the latest movies, music, audio books and games, as well as family friendly products and services for children, including complimentary toys, kids’ meals and movies, priority boarding for families and the use of free strollers at Dubai International Airport.
In addition to the on-board comforts and products, customers will experience the world-famous hospitality from Emirates’ multinational cabin crew – including those from Zimbabwe – who come from over 130 nationalities and speak over 60 languages, while enjoying chef prepared regional and international cuisine, using the freshest ingredients, accompanied by a wide range of complimentary wines and beverages.
Emirates fly once a day from Robert Mugabe International Airport to Dubai.