Emirates recently revealed that in addition to increasing the seasonal frequency of its service to Durban with four additional flights a week, the airline is set to add its First Class cabin to the route.
Covering the period of 14 June to 4 August, travellers to and from Durban will be able to take advantage of Emirates’ First Class cabins on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER.
The aircraft will operate the additional flights in a three-class cabin configuration, offering eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.
Fouad Caunhye, regional manager of Emirates Southern Africa, said, “As we approach 10 years of operations to Durban, introducing our award-winning First Class experience is a milestone in our history of operations to the city. Travellers will have an opportunity to experience the luxury product offering the Emirates is so well-known for, whether they are heading to Dubai or connecting to popular destinations across our network including India, UK and the Far East.
He added: “Over the years we have seen Durban grow into the thriving metropolis it’s become, from its busy port facilitating global trade to developing a vibrant culture and distinctive landscape, the city has become a hub for both trade and tourism. The seasonal frequency increase is a result of the growing demand for travel in and out of Durban.”
The airline’s First Class private suite comprises of full-flat bed and a personal electrically-controlled mini-bar. Also present in the suite is a touch screen Wireless Integrated Passenger Seat Controllers for Emirates’ in-flight entertainment (ice) and seat functions, as well as a 32” HD LCD screen.