16 MAY 2011

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Article from BTNews 16 MAY 2011

Dubai goes A380 to Johannesburg

Emirates has confirmed that Johannesburg will be the next destination slated for its flagship A380 aircraft.  The daily A380 service will start 1 October 2011.

The announcement of Emirates’ first scheduled A380 service to Africa comes as the airline unveiled its full year financial results for 2010-11.  These revealed a surge in the number of South African travellers flying with Emirates – with total passenger growth up 12% over the previous financial year.  Overall revenue from the South African market also rose sharply, up 34% from 2009-10.

Emirates currently operates a three times daily service to Johannesburg, a double-daily service to Cape Town and a daily service to Durban; while the airline’s fleet of 15 A380s operate on services from Dubai to Heathrow (double-daily), Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Jeddah, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Auckland.

Emirates currently serves 19-passenger and cargo destinations across the African continent. www.emirates.com

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