Emirates Airline to resume flights to five key African destinations

Emirates Airline

Emirates Airline is set to significantly bolster its Africa network next month.

The carrier will resume its key services to South Africa, with its Johannesburg and Cape Town routes commencing on October 1, while the Durban route will closely follow on October 4. Meanwhile, flights to Harare, Zimbabwe, will be reinstated on October 1, while its Mauritius services will recommence on October 3.

The addition of the five points will expand Emirates Airline’s global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations while prioritising the safety of its customers, crew and the communities it serves around the world. Emirates’ African network will also now extend to 19 cities.


Customers flying in and out of the carrier’s three South African gateways can safely connect to Dubai and to an array of onwards connections to Europe, the Far East, Middle East, West Asia and Australasia. Flight schedules for Emirates’ South African destinations will be available on emirates.com later this week.

Emirates will operate two weekly flights to Harare, linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Australasia and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai.

Flights from Dubai to Mauritius will initially operate once a week on Saturdays, supporting the Mauritian government’s repatriation efforts to bring its citizens home, and enabling the recovery of the country’s tourism industry by safely connecting leisure travellers from Europe, the Far East and the Middle East to the popular Indian Ocean island destination.