Emirates boost South African connection with new Johannesburg departure

Emirates Airline has said it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective October 26th 2014, lifting to seven the number of daily flights to South Africa.

The addition boosts Emirates’ total number of scheduled flights between the two countries to 49 a week, re-affirming its position as one of the largest flight operators into South Africa.

In addition to Johannesburg, Emirates also services the popular cities of Cape Town and Durban.

Linking South Africa with Emirates’ global network, the seven daily flights demonstrate the importance of the South African market for Emirates.

“We are introducing our fourth daily service between Dubai and Johannesburg to meet the growing passenger demand for flights between these two important business and tourism hubs.

“The increased frequency gives our customers greater flexibility in their travel plans and enhances connectivity to other flights on the Emirates network through our Dubai hub,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice president, commercial operations, Latin America, central and southern Africa.

Emirates and South African Airways will extend its code-share partnership to include the brand new service between Dubai and Johannesburg – currently South African Airways code-shares on all Emirates flights to and from South Africa.

The expansion of the code-share agreement reflects the successful and long-standing partnership between the two carriers.