Emirates, a fast-growing international airline, has added the fourth daily flight from Dubai to Oliver Tambo International Airport. Flight EK767 touched down this week.
The start of the service brings to 49 the total number of scheduled flights which Emirates operates a week from Dubai to South Africa, made up of four daily flights to Johannesburg, two to Cape Town and one to Durban.
Linking South Africa via these three cities to Emirates’ global network, these seven daily flights demonstrate the importance of South Africa as a major tourism and business market.
“The start of the fourth daily service to Johannesburg represents a key milestone in our growth and expansion in South Africa since starting operations here nearly 20 years ago,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.
“Over this time we have carried more than 8.5 million passengers to and from the country. South Africa ranks among our top global markets and today we have strengthened our commitment to further promote trade and tourism between the country, Dubai and destinations across Emirates’ worldwide network.”
Emirates and South African Airways have extended their code-share partnership to include the 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.