Etihad Airways will increase capacity to South Africa during the months of July to September to cater to the rising demand for air tickets in the summer season.

The flag carrier of UAE will offer three extra flights per week between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, it was recently announced by the airline. The airline currently offers a daily flight between the two cities. The new flights will be operated by a combination of Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 777 aircraft, and the carrier will offer a total of 2,200 additional seats in Business Class and 21,500 additional seats in Economy Class over the period.

“These additional flights offer greater flexibility for the large numbers of guests travelling between the UAE and the GCC region, and South Africa over the summer period,” said John Friel, Etihad Airways’ General Manager, South Africa.

“They also provide our guests travelling from South Africa with greater access to a large number of popular holiday destinations across our global network, in Asia, the Indian Sub-continent, Australia and the USA,” he added.
Etihad Airways’ new flights will operate as per the schedule below:

July 2016

Flight No. Days of operation Origin Destination Departure Arrival
EY601 Wed / Thu / Fri JNB AUH 09:45 (LT) 20:15(LT)
EY602 Wed / Thu / Fri AUH JNB 01:45(LT) 08:15(LT)

August – September 2016

Flight No. Days of operation Origin Destination Departure Arrival
EY601 Tue / Thu / Sat JNB AUH 09:45(LT) 20:15(LT)
EY602 Tue / Thu / Sat AUH JNB 01:45(LT) 08:15(LT)