Emirates Airline is celebrating a milestone in its operations to South Africa, marking 10 years of service to the port city of Durban.
The carrier first commenced flights to Durban on October 2009 and has since carried over two million passengers on the route.
“The past 10 years have been both rewarding and fulfilling, we have seen our Durban route steadily grow both in passenger and cargo figures and contribute to our overall success in South Africa,” regional manager – South Africa, Emirates Airline, Fouad Caunhya enthused. “We have worked hard to deliver a world-class product while celebrating the many cultures we connect.”
Earlier this year, Emirates Airline introduced its award-winning first class travel experience to the coastal city during a seasonal increase of four additional flights a week between June 14 and August 4, 2019, allowing travellers to enjoy the luxury product offering that the airline is known for. The airline also introduced chef-prepared, Indian-inspired meals, such as the Durban classic – lamb bunny chow and tandoori prawns with spiced pineapple and curry mayonnaise – bringing local flavours onboard.