Emirates restores flights to five African countries

Major airline Emirates will resume passenger operations between Dubai and five African countries from January 29, offering customers more choice, superior value and improved connectivity to and through Dubai. Major restoration of services will include Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; The three South African gateways of Emirates Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

An Emirates press release on Thursday said customers entering and exiting Emirates’ African gateways can connect securely to Dubai and a range of connections to Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Western Asia and Australasia.

The statement said flights between Dubai and South Africa will operate as one daily flight to and from Johannesburg, from January 29, and as two daily services from February 1. Flights to and from Cape Town and Durban will operate daily from February 1. For Kenya, Emirates will operate 10 weekly flights to Nairobi from January 29.

While for Ethiopia, Emirates’ flights to Addis Ababa will operate daily from January 30, and for Tanzania, the carrier is expected to operate to Dar Es Salaam with five flights per week from January 30. For Zimbabwe, Emirates is expected to operate to Harare with six weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service from January 30.

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