Emirates boosts Dubai-Johannesburg flights

By Chris Chamberlin, July 16 2014

Emirates is set to boost its South African flights from later this year with a fourth daily flight from Dubai to Johannesburg.

From October 26 2014, a Boeing 777-300ER with eight first class suites, 42 business class beds and 354 economy seats takes to the skies, picking up a South African Airways codeshare in the process.

South African Airways already codeshares on all Emirates flights to South Africa, which makes the new flight no exception.

EK767 pushes back in Dubai at 11:20pm, touching down in Johannesburg at 5:35am the following morning.

On the return, EK768 is wheels-up at 9:30am, reaching the airline’s Dubai mega-hub at 7:40pm that evening.

From Dubai, passengers can connect onwards to a raft of Emirates destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific (including Australia) and the Americas.

The additional South African flights follow Emirates’ plans to launch Dubai-Budapest flights, and come as the airline is set to upgrade its Frankfurt, San Francisco and Houston flights to the Airbus A380.

Emirates now has 50 Airbus A380s in its fleet, and as more are delivered, other aircraft become available to operate additional flights on existing routes, or to introduce new ones.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!


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