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Wed, 11 May 2016

Emirates to Launch Third Daily Flight to Cape Town, South Africa

Emirates has confirmed that it will launch a third daily service between Dubai and Cape Town on 4 July 2016.

Emirates will operate the additional flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Flight EK 778 will depart Dubai at 10:50 and arrive in Cape Town at 18:30. The return flight, EK 779 will depart Cape Town at 20:05 and arrive in Dubai at 07:30 the following morning.

The added frequency will provide up to 23 tonnes of cargo capacity on the aircraft per flight, giving businesses and traders opportunities for increased imports and exports.

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 SAAs customers on Emirates global network.

Key outbound markets for Cape Town customers include various points in Europe, the United States, Middle East, West Asia and Asia Pacific.

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 seats in Economy Class.

In Cape Town, Emirates offers First Class and Business Class customers a complimentary chauffeur drive service, as well as a dedicated lounge facility at the airport, which Platinum and Gold members of its Frequent Flyer Programme, Skywards, can also enjoy. 

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