The new service will supplement the two current daily flights available between the two cities. Cape Town is one of the most popular destinations in the Dubai-based airline’s global network, and the extra flight will help meet the rising demand for seats into and out of the South African city.
Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will be used to operate the new flight. A three class configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class, will be offered to passengers. The aircraft features the award winning ICE entertainment system.
Flight EK 778 will depart Dubai at 1050hrs and arrive in Cape Town at 1830hrs. The return flight, EK 779 will leave Cape Town at 2005hrs and land in Dubai at 0730hrs the next morning.
As per the press release posted on the website by Emirates, the current codeshare cooperation between Emirates and South African Airways on flights between Dubai and South Africa will be extended to incorporate this additional Cape Town flight.
Emirates offers First Class and Business Class travellers a complimentary chauffeur drive service in Cape Town and also has a luxury lounge at the city airport, which can also be accessed by Platinum and Gold members of the airline’s Frequent Flyer Programme, Skywards.
Along with Cape Town, Emirates operates four daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg, and a daily flight between Dubai and Durban.