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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...