Emirates upgrades Cape Town-Dubai aircraft

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Emirates upgrades Cape Town-Dubai aircraft

There will be an additional 90 seats available on this route from next month

Emirates will reintroduce the B777-300ER to its Cape Town route from 1 September. The upgrade of the aircraft type adds about 90 more seats to the non-stop route daily.

Emirates also serves the route with the Airbus 340-300 and offers twice daily international flights to and from Cape Town throughout the year.

Flight EK 773 will depart Cape Town at 13h30 and arrive in Dubai the next morning at 01h15. The return flight, EK 772, will depart Dubai at 03h50, landing in Cape Town at 11h40. 

The B777-300ER will feature 354 seats in a three-class configuration – eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business, both with lie-flat seats, and 304 in Economy. Emirates signature First Class private suites also feature on the aircraft, along with its ‘ice’ in-flight entertainment system in all classes.

The airline offers decent baggage allowances – 30 kilograms in Economy, 40 in Business and 50 in First Class. Emirates Skywards Platinum, Gold or Silver members are entitled to additional allowances.