Emirates will offer new travel options to customers traveling to and from South Africa with the addition of flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The airline has long supported the recovery of South Africa's economy and tourism, and now supports its commitment by increasing air connections at all gates to the country. The airline's latest move confirms South Africa's strategic importance in its network, and its current priority is to rebuild capacity to expand services and unlock further growth potential.
From March 1, 2023, the airline will expand its flight schedule to and from Johannesburg to three flights per day. It will fly to Cape Town twice a day from 1 February 2023. Emirates will also add two more flights to Durban, making this a daily service from 1 December 2022. The resumption of new flights between Dubai and the airline's three gateways in South Africa will expand Emirates' schedule to a total of 42 flights per week.
Emirates' flight EK 767 from Dubai to Johannesburg will be operated by a Boeing 380 aircraft that completes the A777 flight twice daily. The third daily flight from Johannesburg will help meet high demand with more than 300 seats in each direction and offer South African travelers greater flexibility with a new evening departure via Dubai that will facilitate connections to Europe, Americas, West Asia and the Far East.
Serving Cape Town twice a day, the airline will restore its pre-pandemic schedule and boost the city's tourism just in time for the peak arrival season, with convenient connections from key source markets such as Europe, the Middle East, West Asia and Australasia. . As part of their long-standing commitment to support South Africa's efforts to improve tourism, Emirates and the South African Tourism Board signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this year to jointly promote tourism and increase visitor numbers to South Africa.
Additional services across all three gateways will offer customers greater connectivity options to a range of local and regional cities in South Africa through Emirates' codeshare and interline partners such as South African Airways, Airlink, FlySafair and Cemair. No other airline offers these unique connections and onward travel options.
Customers traveling between Dubai and South Africa can look forward to a superior experience across all flight classes, with thoughtful menus and beverages made with locally sourced ingredients, branded amenities and exceptional hospitality provided by the airline's international team.
The airline continues to enhance its premium inflight experience and offers its South African customers a selection of local South African wines, including Ken Forrester, Porseleinberg, Klein Constantia, Waterkloof and Boekenhoutskloof. In addition, customers can enjoy authentic South African dishes and flavors with a selection of local cheeses and Rooibos-inspired cuisine.
Emirates' new two-way flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban will increase cargo capacity to further expand import and export options for local businesses and export key export products such as seafood, fruits and vegetables, fresh and frozen meat, wine, medicines. It will help transport. and gold.
Tickets can be booked through emirates.com, the Emirates App or partner travel agents.
Serving South Africa for 27 years, Emirates has firmly established the airline as a long-term partner for South African aviation, tourism and trade, carrying more than 20 million passengers across its global network traveling from Dubai and beyond to and from South Africa. . .