Emirates to Launch Third Daily Service to Cape Town
Emirates Airlines, today announced that it will introduce a third daily service between Dubai and Cape Town, South Africa with effect from 4th July 2016.
The new service will 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.
Operated by the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, flight EK 778 will depart Dubai at 1050hrs and arrive in Cape Town at 1830hrs. The return flight, EK 779 will depart Cape Town at 2005hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0730hrs the following morning.
Cape Town is one of the most popular destinations in the Emirates global network, and 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 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 current codeshare cooperation between Emirates and South African Airways on flights between Dubai and South Africa will also be extended to include the additional Cape Town flight, giving greater access to SAA’s customers on Emirates’ global network.
The Boeing 777-300ER, will be in a three class configuration with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class