Emirates will be bringing new travel opportunities, choices,s, and convenience for customers traveling to and from South Africa with additional services to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. The ramp-up of flights is part of the airline’s ongoing commitment to support South Africa’s economic and tourism recovery through enhanced connectivity across all of its gateways.
The airline’s latest move also reaffirms South Africa’s strategic importance on its network, as it prioritizes service expansion and rebuilding its capacity to unlock further growth potential.
Beginning March 1, 2023, the airline will add three daily flights to and from Johannesburg. Beginning on February 1, 2023, Cape Town will be served by twice-daily services.
Emirates will increase its daily service to Durban by two more flights beginning on December 1, 2022. Emirates’ schedule will increase to 42 weekly services with the resumption of the new flights between Dubai and the three South African gateways used by the airline.
In addition to its twice-daily A380 service, Emirates will operate flight EK 767 from Dubai to Johannesburg using a Boeing 777 aircraft. The flight will take off at 2325 hours and land in Johannesburg at 0535 hours the next day. Return flights leave Johannesburg at 22:20 and land in Dubai at 8:20 the Next morning.
The third daily flight from Johannesburg will help meet high demand with more than 300 available seats each way and will offer additional flexibility for South African travelers with a new evening departure* for easier connectivity to Europe, the Americas, West Asia, and the Far East via Dubai.
Customers flying between Dubai and South Africa can look forward to an elevated experience across every cabin class, with thoughtfully designed menus and locally sourced beverages, signature amenities, and exceptional hospitality delivered by the airline’s diverse, multinational crew.
In addition to this, customers can look forward to dining on authentic, proudly South African dishes and flavors with an array of local cheeses and Rooibos-inspired cuisine.
Emirates’ new flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban will collectively provide more cargo belly-hold capacity to further scale up import and export opportunities for local businesses, helping carry vital exports including seafood, fruits and vegetables, fresh and frozen meats, wine, pharmaceuticals, and gold – between the UAE, South Africa and beyond.