Emirates to increase flights to South African cities
Emirates will expand its operations in and out of South Africa, boosting its schedule to 28 weekly flights from October 31.
September 14, 2021: Emirates will expand its operations in and out of South Africa, boosting its schedule to 28 weekly flights from October 31. This is the airline’s largest weekly schedule to South Africa since the start of the pandemic.
The ramp up of operations will see double daily flights to Johannesburg, including the introduction of Emirates’ iconic A380 on one of the daily flights, in addition to daily services to both Cape Town and Durban.
From January 1, 2022, Emirates will serve Johannesburg with double daily A380 services. Emirates is also firmly committed to supporting the recovery of South Africa’s tourism industry through facilitating enhanced connectivity for international visitors into the country.
With Expo 2020 Dubai just around the corner, the city is also preparing to welcome visitors for the world’s largest gathering which includes next-generation themed pavilions, futuristic installations and a packed programme of daily events.
With South African Airways (SAA) resuming operations on September 23, Emirates is set to revive its strategic partnership and cooperation with the country’s flag carrier. The Emirates SAA partnership dates back to 1997, and is Emirates’ first ever codeshare agreement with another carrier.
Since the start of their strategic cooperation, close to 370,000 passengers have benefitted from the Emirates and SAA partnership.
With the revival of the SAA partnership, Emirates is strengthening its footprint across South and southern Africa to four interline and codeshare partnerships, including Airlink, Cemair and FlySafair, boosting the airline’s route map with 79 additional codeshare and interline cities, offering its customers more flights, greater access to regional destinations, and a better experience when travelling.