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AfricaMoney | June 23, 2015

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Mauritians set to benefit from choice of many more destinations thanks to Emirates

Mauritians set to benefit from choice of many more destinations thanks to Emirates

Emirates has made it possible for Mauritians, who, together with citizens from other countries served by Dubais aviation major, will now be able to visit 19 new destinations in France with more convenience for passengers travelling to and from France with one single ticket combining rail and air travel. (Image: Company)

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and SNCF, France’s national railway company, announced a new codeshare partnership which will allow Emirates passengers from around the world to travel to 19 new destinations in France.

With just one easy-to-book ticket, travellers will be able to fly on Emirates and reach some of France’s most beautiful regions using high speed trains that leave directly from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

“Emirates already flies more than 1.2 million passengers to and from France every year. With TGV Air, we’re connecting French regions to our global network and facilitating inbound and outbound traffic. At Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, passengers will experience Emirates’unparalleled comfort and service on board our flagship, the iconic A380,”commented Thierry Antinori, Emirates’Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Global customers will now be able to book trips with travel dates from 8th June and onwards to these 19 new destinations via Emirates’website and benefit from the convenience of holding a single ticket. First Class and Business Class passengers will automatically be booked in First Class on board SNCF’s TGV trains.

Moreover, Emirates continues to provide customers access to different countries with the recent launch of a daily nonstop service to the island of Bali in Indonesia. This makes Bali Emirates’146th global destination, adding to the airline’s route network in the Far East region.

Further,Emirates SkyCargo now offers 294 tonnes of cargo capacity per week from Dubai to Bali and Bali to Dubai, opening up new opportunities for businesses on the island as well as for those across the SkyCargo global network.

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