Emirates Airline announces A380 aircraft upgrade on Johannesburg route

Emirates Airline

Emirates Airline has enhanced its Johannesburg route with an additional Airbus A380 service, replacing the previous Boeing 777 aircraft on the route.

Flights EK762 (JNB-DXB) and EK761 (DXB-JNB) are now served by the flagship A380 aircraft. This development supports growing demand in South Africa and increases seat capacity by 14 per cent. The Airbus A380 aircraft serving the Johannesburg route will offer a total of 519 seats in a three-class configuration, with 429 seats in economy class, 76 seats in business class and 14 first class private suites.

Upcoming festive season travel between the two global transit hubs is expected to be especially strong, building on over 700,000 customers who flew with the airline before November.


With Emirates Airline’s A380 service, passengers can enjoy a seamless experience to the airline’s most popular destinations via Dubai, including London, Moscow, New York and Bangkok.

All four daily Emirates Airline flights between Johannesburg and Dubai operate as codeshare flights with partner South African Airways.