Dubai based Emirates Airlines has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola's national airline TAAG. This could make Emirates operation in Africa way more prominent and relevant.
The agreement includes code-sharing and participation in frequent flyer programs.
The deal was signed on Tuesday. It does notinclude Emirates buying equity in TAAG.
Emirates will appoint four senior executives to implement a new business plan for TAAG Angola Airlines. Emirates will also conduct crew training.
Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in a statement the company sees "huge potential in Africa".
He says that Emirates wants to provide "deeper reach and better connectivity" for its passengers in Central and South Africa.