Emirates shares golfing passions in Harare

HARARE, ZIMBABWE Emirates, which flies daily from Harare to Lusaka and Dubai, connected with Zimbabwean golfers recently, hosting a golf day for corporates, travel agents and Skywards frequent flyers.

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The airline event attracted 100 players to the Royal Harare Golf Club where they played a Four Ball Betterball Stableford format with eight prizes. Overall winners were A. Chinogureyi and E.Zaranyika. Prizes were presented by Emirates Finance and Administration Manager Adam Siyachamwaika.

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The aim of the event was to connect with corporate flyers in Zimbabwe, introduce Emirates’ Boeing 777 on the Harare route and thanks customers for their support during the last year.

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I think you will agree that all of us here have a passion – a passion for golf. Emirates shares that passion, and it’s why the airline is so enthusiastic to be part of the business community in Harare, just over a year after we launched our service to Zimbabwe,” Emirates Sales Executive Tariro Ndebele told assembled golfers, before explaining the airline’s service and the benefits of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft introduced on the route from February 1.

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The aircraft upgrade adds more than 1,600 seats a week on Emirates’ Harare route, replacing the 237-seat Airbus A330-200 on the route – a capacity increase of more than 50 percent.

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The Boeing 777-300ER is the backbone of the Emirates fleet, with 83 in service and a further 68 on order.

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The new plane has 354 seats in a three-class configuration offering eight luxurious First Class suits, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for  304 passengers in Economy Class, providing an additional 50 percent capacity, or 117 extra seats per flight, compared with the current Airbus A330-200 aircraft being operated on the route. The arrival of the larger aircraft also means an increase in cargo carrying capacity of some 22 percent to more than 18,000 kgs per flight. 

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Throughout the aircraft, passengers will be able to experience the airline’s award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system with a choice of over 1,400 channels on-demand as well as meals prepared by gourmet chefs.  Emirates is also known for its award-winning service from its international cabin crew recruited from over 100 countries around the world.  

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EK 713 departs Dubai every day at 0925hrs, arriving in Lusaka at 1450hrs. The service departs Lusaka at 1620hrs, arriving in Harare at 1720hrs. The return flight leaves Harare at 1850hrs, arriving Lusaka at 1950hrs. It departs Lusaka at 2120hrs and lands in Dubai at 0650hrs the next day.

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