Emirates to reduce SA-Dubai flights

2014-04-24 10:07
Cape Town - Emirates will be cutting down on its South African flights Dubai between 1 May and 20 July due to runway rehabilitation at Dubai International Airport.  

Beeld reports that Cape Town flights will be cut down to one a day, instead of the usual two, while Johannesburg’s three flights a day will drop to two.

Durban’s one flight a day will remain unchanged.  

Johannesburg and Cape Town are just two of 41 international destinations in which flights will be cut down during the next few months. 

Dubai International Airport will be undergoing an 80-day upgrade, which is going to cost Emirates about 1 trillion dirham (R2.89 trillion) in lost revenue.

Larger aircraft will be used on certain routes where flights have been cut, but it is not yet clear if this will be the case for Cape Town and Durban. 

Check out the Emirates website for updated flight schedules.

Read more on:    emirates  |  flights  |  travel  |  travel south africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.