Emirates axes proposed Durban route

27 Jun 2008 by BusinessTraveller

Europeans planning to head down to South Africa this winter will be disappointed to
hear that Emirates has deferred its Durban
route until further notice.

The new service was set to have started in
December but a spokesman for the airline said that “although advance bookings
were strong the high price of oil has forced Emirates to ensure the best
utilisation of its aircraft fleet”.

With few direct flight options the planned
route from Dubai to Durban (with connections from many European
cities) would have been a useful means of reaching that city.

Emirates says that its existing services
between Dubai, Johannesburg
and Cape Town
continue unchanged.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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