Emirates increases frequency on three South African routes

Emirates increases frequency on three South African routes

The UAE carrier now will operate 42 flights a week between Dubai and key South African cities

Emirates has announced plans to boost its operations to South Africa with additional flights to Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town (pictured). 

The airline will be expanding its schedule to and from Johannesburg with three daily flights from 1 March 2023. Cape Town will be served with double daily services starting from 1 February 2023 and the existing flight to Durban will be operated on a daily basis from 1 December 2022. 

The new flights will increase Emirates’ South African schedule to 42 weekly services.

Emirates’ flight EK767 from Dubai to Johannesburg will operate with a Boeing 777 aircraft, complementing its double daily A380 operation. The flight will depart at 23:25, arriving at 05:35 the next day in Johannesburg. The return flight will depart Johannesburg at 22:20 and arrive in Dubai at 08:20 the next morning. The third daily flight from Johannesburg will help meet high demand with more than 300 available seats each way.

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The carrier’s second daily service to Cape Town will depart Dubai at 09:10, landing at 16:45. It will then depart Cape Town at 13:25, arriving in Dubai at 01:10 the next day. With the double daily service to Cape Town, the airline will have restored its pre-pandemic schedule, supporting the city’s tourism industry during peak season by providing convenient connectivity from key source markets such as Europe, the Middle East, West Asia and Australasia.


The additional services to all three gateways will also benefit customers with more connecting choices to an array of domestic and regional cities across Southern Africa via Emirates’ codeshare and interline partners including South African Airways, Airlink, FlySafair and Cemair. 

Emirates has been serving South Africa for 27 years and, as part of its longstanding commitment to support tourism recovery efforts in South Africa, the carrier and the South African Tourism Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier this year to jointly promote tourism and boost visitor arrivals to the country. 

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