Emirates increases Cape Town flights

EMIRATES announced  today (Monday) that it was launching a third daily flight service between Dubai and Cape Town.

The additional flight would supplement the two current daily flights between the two cities to “meet growing demand on the route and offer outbound and inbound travellers even more convenience and choice”.

Emirates noted that with Cape Town being one of its most popular destinations, “the additional flight will help meet the growing demand for seats into and out of the city, further supporting the local tourism and hospitality industry”.

The increased frequency, said Emirates, “underscores South Africa’s importance as a major business and tourism destination, and Emirates’ commitment to supporting growth in these sectors by enabling global connectivity through its extensive network of more than 150 destinations”.

The new route would be effective from July 4 2016, and Emirates said that its current codeshare cooperation with South African Airways on flights between Dubai and South Africa would be “extended to include the additional Cape Town flight, giving greater access to SAA’s customers on Emirates’ global network”.

The new route would see Emirate’s popular Boeing 777-300ER aircraft serving customers with its world-class on board service.

Emirates added that the new route would see a flight depart from Dubai at 10:50am, arriving in Cape Town at 6:30pm, and a flight leave Cape Town at 8:05pm, arriving in Dubai the following morning at 7:30am.

“The timing of the flights will give Cape Town customers and those from across Emirates’ global network, greater flexibility in their travel plans and offer convenient transit times to connecting flights through the airline’s modern hub, Dubai.” – ANA