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Emirates says flights from South Africa will remain suspended until April 15

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Emirates airline said its flights from South Africa will remain suspended until April 15, 2021
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Dubai: Emirates airline said its flights from South Africa will remain suspended until April 15, 2021, in line with government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from South Africa, into the UAE.

Daily passenger flights to Johannesburg will operate as EK763; however, outbound passenger services on EK 764 remain suspended. Customers who have been to or connected through South Africa in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai.

“Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused – affected customers should contact their travel agent or Emirates contact centre for rebooking options,” said the airline on its website. “We look forward to resuming passenger services when conditions allow – we continue to work closely with all relevant authorities in this regard”

Last month, Emirates said it was halting all flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) until further notice.

Resuming services

Emirates has been gradually restarting its global routes after the pandemic led to a closure of international borders and grounding of passenger flights last year.

Most recently, the airline said it would resume four-weekly services to Orlando, Florida, from June 2, further expanding its US network. With the addition of Orlando, Emirates will be serving over 60 weekly services to and from 11 US destinations including Boston, New York (JFK), Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C, and Seattle.

Before that, Emirates announced the resumption of its direct service between Milan Malpensa and New York John F Kennedy International Airport from June 1, 2021.The Milan-New York JFK flight will be an extension to Emirates’ existing flights to Milan EK205, operated by the Boeing 777-300 ER.


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