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Dubai airlines lead charge opening up connections in Africa

News   •   Sep 02, 2014 06:58 GMT

THE NATIONAL, 1 September 2014: Dubai-based airlines are leading the charge to grab market share in Africa as the emirate builds trade ties with the continent.

Emirates Airline last week signed a partnership agreement with Nigeria’s Arik Air, a deal which adds flights to and from Dubai to Nigeria and West African countries. A day later, the budget carrier flydubai announced three new routes in East Africa – complementing Emirates’ network.