More services to more African cities will be added by EK
in the future, its part of EK
's strategy to develop into a world carrier. Africa is a key market for EK
for several reasons, including (1) limited service to many cities and, in many cases, African flag carriers offer limited or poor service leave EK
with a huge untapped market, (2) highyeilds - you would be surprised at just how high fares are to many African destinations (no $199 roundtrips here) and there is good biz class demand among ex-pats, biz travellers and governmental officials, and (3) geography - EK
will be the fastest way in many cases on routes between Africa and the MidEast, Gulf, India and Asia with one connex in Dubai. In many cases, pax now must go thousands of miles out of the way and connect in European capitals and deal with less than ideal schedules.
accepts new airplanes, look for the new 773/A380s to dominate on EK
's current network.......and look for the A332s/A343s to open many routes to Africa. Look for EK
to take advantage of this growing and lucrative market.