Category: Emirates

FlySafair and Emirates tie the knot

Emirates and FlySafair have announced an interline agreement, opening up connections for each airline’s passengers to the network of the other. This means that outbound South Africans have access to the vast EK network and inbound passengers may book straight-through tickets to FlySafair destinations in South Africa. The issuing of a single ticket and through-tagging…
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November 19, 2020 0

Emirates relaunches STPC programme

Emirates relaunched its Dubai Connect (STPC) product this month. The programme has introduced a new minimum transit time of 10 hours for first-, business- and economy-class passengers. Minimum fare qualifications have also changed for some regions and can be viewed on the Emirates Partners Portal. Dubai Connect packages include hotel accommodation for passengers who meet…
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November 19, 2020 0

Emirates ramps up SA flights

“We heard you Mr President – International Travel is Open,” said Emirates in a release sent out to the trade following yesterday’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The airline has responded to the announcement by increasing its frequencies to 14 flights a week between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo and Dubai International Airport. Emirates will offer a double-daily…
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November 19, 2020 0

Emirates starts its Southern Africa comeback

Emirates has announced the resumption of flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town from October 1 and to Durban from October 4. The schedule for those routes is still unknown, pending the SA government’s disclosure of the conditions applying to the entry of passengers from a list of different countries. It also announced the reopening of…
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September 28, 2020 0

Emirates covers customers’ COVID-19 expenses

Emirates will cover medical expenses of up to €150 000 (R2,9m) and quarantine costs of €100 (R1 900) per day for 14 days, for passengers diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home, according to a press release from the airline. This cover is offered free to its customers regardless of class…
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July 28, 2020 0

Emirates conducts revolutionary COVID-19 testing

The question many are asking, is when airlines start flying again what measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of passengers from, and stop the spread of, COVID-19? Emirates has become the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers, according to a statement on the airline’s website. Passengers on…
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April 17, 2020 0

Emirates and Emirates Skywards offers amid coronavirus outbreak

Emirates introduced a waiver policy for all booked tickets issued from March 7 until March 31, 2020. This will allow customers across its network the choice of changing their travel dates without change and reissuance fees. Customers can change their booking to any date for travel within an 11-month date range in the same booking…
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March 11, 2020 0

What Emirates is doing to help travellers amid the Covid-19 outbreak

Emirates wants to put travellers’ mind at ease with intensified cleaning protocols and waiving of date changes on existing tickets.  The Covid-19 outbreak has airlines the hardest, with travellers not only cancelling their tickets but whole routes to affected countries getting cut to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  The UAE airline has increased its…
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March 10, 2020 0

Emirates opens cruise-to-airport terminal

Emirates has opened its first remote check-in terminal at Port Rashid, which allows disembarking cruise passengers to check in for their onward Emirates flight. The check-in facilities give passengers the option of leaving baggage at terminal while they explore Dubai before heading directly to the airport for their flight. The Emirates check-in terminal has eight…
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November 13, 2019 0