Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg (October 1), Cape Town (October 1), Durban (October 4) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (October 1); and Mauritius (October 3).
The addition of the five points will expand the Emirates’ global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations while prioritising the safety of its customers, crew and the communities it serves around the world.
Emirates’ African network will also now extend to cities.
Customers flying in and out of Emirates’ three South African gateways can connect to Dubai and to an array of onwards connections to Europe, the Far East, Middle East, West Asia and Australasia.
Flight schedules for Emirates’ South African destinations will be available on the airline’s website later this week.
Emirates will operate to Harare with two weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Australasia and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai.
Flights from Dubai to Mauritius will initially operate once a week on Saturdays, supporting the Mauritian government’s repatriation efforts to bring its citizens home, and enabling the recovery of the country’s tourism industry.
Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.
Flexibility and assurance
Emirates’ booking policies offer customers flexibility and confidence to plan their travel. Customers who purchase an Emirates ticket by September 30, 2020 for travel on or before March 30, 2021, can enjoy rebooking terms and options, if they have to change their travel plans due to unexpected flight or travel restrictions relating to Covid-19, or when they book a Flex or Flex plus fare.