Emirates Airlines adds two more flights on Durban route

SOUTH AFRICA – Emirates Airline will add two more flights into Durban rout from February 1 which essentially means that the United Arab Emirates national carrier airline will now fly a daily scheduled air service between Durban and Dubai.

“This is an absolute vote of confidence in Durban as a global player in the aviation space. It demonstrates the resilience of our systems even in the face of an unprecedented global crisis that the aviation industry is faced with at the moment” Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC, Ravi Pillay said.

Before the advent of Covid-19 pandemic, KwaZulu-Natal was enjoying a steady growth in international arrivals into the Province and since Emirates started flying directly into Durban, the King Shaka International Airport has recorded a significant rise in passenger numbers.

“This is an absolute vote of confidence in Durban as a global player in the aviation space. It demonstrates the resilience of our systems even in the face of an unprecedented global crisis that the aviation industry is faced with at the moment”

 “This announcement comes at a time when airlines across the world are scaling back their operations, mainly because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is therefore a welcome development to have Emirates adding additional flights into Durban. This augurs well for our endeavors to attract investors and tourists into KwaZulu-Natal. Reconnecting KwaZulu-Natal to the rest of the world,” added Pillay.

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