With expanded routes to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, Emirates will provide more travel possibilities, choice, and convenience for consumers traveling to and from South Africa. The increased flight capacity is part of the airline’s continuous commitment to assisting South Africa’s economic and tourism resurgence by improving connectivity across all of its gateways. The airline’s most recent step also confirms South Africa’s strategic relevance to its network, as it prioritizes service development and capacity rebuilding to unleash additional growth possibilities.
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 also add two more flights to Durban, making it a daily service beginning December 1, 2022. The return of new flights between Dubai and the airline’s three South African gateways expands Emirates’ schedule to 42 weekly trips.
Emirates’ EK 767 trip from Dubai to Johannesburg will use a Boeing 777 aircraft, in addition to its double-daily A380 service. The aircraft will leave at 2325hrs and arrive in Johannesburg at 0535hrs the next day. The return flight will leave Johannesburg at 2220hrs and arrive in Dubai the following morning at 0820hrs. With more than 300 available tickets each way, the third daily flight from Johannesburg will assist satisfy high demand, and will provide greater flexibility for South African travelers with a new evening departure* for better connectivity to Europe, the Americas, West Asia, and the Far East through Dubai.
The second daily flight from Dubai to Cape Town will depart at 0910hrs and arrive at 1645hrs. It will then leave Cape Town at 1325hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0110hrs the following day. The airline will have restored its pre-pandemic schedule with the double daily service to Cape Town, boosting the city’s tourism business right amid peak season arrivals by providing seamless connectivity from important source markets such as Europe, the Middle East, West Asia, and Australasia. Emirates and the South African Tourism Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier this year to jointly promote tourism and boost visitor arrivals to South Africa across the airline’s network of over 130 passenger destinations, as part of the airline’s longstanding commitment to support tourism recovery efforts in South Africa.
Customers will benefit from more connecting options to a variety of domestic and regional cities across Southern Africa via Emirates’ codeshare and interline partners, which include South African Airways, Airlink, FlySafair, and Cemair. No other airline provides these unique connections and onward travel alternatives.
Customers flying between Dubai and South Africa can expect thoughtfully crafted cuisines and locally sourced beverages, unique amenities, and great service from the airline’s broad, global crew.
With a local variety of South African wines including Ken Forrester, Porseleinberg, Klein Constantia, Waterkloof, and Boekenhoutskloof, among others, the airline continues to set the standard on the premium experience for its South African passengers. Customers may also expect to dine on authentic, proudly South African meals and flavors, as well as an array of local cheeses and Rooibos-inspired food.