In line with the easing of restrictions, Emirates will be restoring capacity across 29 cities on its network on over 270 flights as well as fine-tuning its schedules to boost frequencies and capacity as demand proliferates for international leisure and business travel.
The airline is actively responding to the spike in travel demand across its network to make it easier for customers to connect to Dubai and beyond through the scaling up of its operations.
The Gulf carrier has increased flights to Johannesburg from daily to 11 weekly flights, with the addition of four linked flights with Durban.
Emirates also flies to and from Cape Town with three weekly services enabling customers flying in and out of Emirates’ three South African gateways to safely connect to an array of onwards connections to Europe, Middle East, West Asia and the United States.
Flights to and from South Africa have also been scheduled to allow for convenient connections and additional access to Emirates’ four gateways in the UK, as well as Emirates’ extensive US network.
The gulf carrier has also reinstated capacity on its flights to and from Lusaka (linked with Harare) and Entebbe with five weekly flights each.
Top of the Airline’s services, as the Premier Partner and Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, the airline has launched an exclusive offer for customers to experience the excitement of the World Expo, the largest-of-its-kind event in the region.
Emirates customers visiting Dubai, and traveling through Dubai, anytime during the much-awaited mega event running from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, will be eligible to receive a free Emirates Expo Day Pass for every flight ticket booked with Emirates.
The special offer is valid on all return tickets that include a flight to or through Dubai, for travel dates between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. The offer is applicable to tickets purchased in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class and extends to tickets booked through Emirates for flights on flydubai and customers travelling to anywhere on Emirates’ global network with a connection time of at least six hours in Dubai.
Customers will also earn 1 Skywards Mile for every 1 minute spent in Dubai between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Existing and new Emirates Skywards members who sign up for the program before March 31, 2022, will earn up to 5,000 Miles. The offer is applicable on all Emirates flight tickets purchased between August 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022, for travel during Expo 2020 Dubai.
Expo Dubai 2020
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region. Through the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to inspire people by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation, and cooperation from around the world, through sustainability, mobility, and opportunity.
The six-month spectacular’s bustling program will be packed with experiences to suit all ages and interests, including a rich line-up of themed weeks, entertainment, and edutainment, while art and culture vultures, foodies and technology fanatics can expect to enjoy exhibits, workshops, performances, live shows and more. Architecture aficionados will be surrounded by inspiring designs throughout Expo 2020. Visitors can drop by their national pavilion for a taste of home, the 190 other country pavilions to experience other cultures and distinctive offerings, or various thematic and special pavilions to get a glimpse of the future and the innovations that are making a difference in tomorrow’s world.
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo