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Etihad Airways to launch flights to South Africa and Zanzibar

Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch 3 new “quarantine-free” destinations for the coming winter season. When the airline starts services to these 3 destinations, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates will be operating flights to 70 destinations across 47 countries.

3 new African destinations

Starting 25th November 2021, Etihad Airways will operate 3-weekly Boeing B787 Dreamliner flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Cape Town will be a “tag” flight, served as an addition to the Johannesburg service. Etihad’s Boeing B787 Dreamliner which will operate Johannesburg and Cape Town flights feature 28 lie-flat Business Class seats, 78 Economy Space seats and 184 standard Economy Class seats.

Tong Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, notes that Johannesburg is an important route on the airline’s network, offering connectivity to the southern region of the African continent. Likewise, the launch of these flights is expected to take travellers from the southern African region to Abu Dhabi and the rest of Etihad’s network.

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Tony Douglas said:

We’re proud to be launching Etihad’s newest destinations in Africa this winter and we’re confident our guests will find they are all incredible places to visit. Johannesburg is an important route on our network and offers vital connectivity to and from the southern African region. On the southern coast, Cape Town is a breathtaking part of the world, with something to offer the most discerning traveller. Likewise, the beautiful island of Zanzibar will complement our network to the Maldives and Seychelles offering more choice for leisure travellers looking to enjoy the glorious Indian ocean. We are also thrilled to offer connectivity for travellers from both countries to visit our home the UAE over the winter months. With the world’s greatest show, Expo 2020, opening now there has never been a better time to visit Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

As of 26th November 2021, Etihad will operate flights to Zanzibar in Tanzania 3-times-a-week. This route will be operated by the carrier’s Airbus A320s featuring 8 Business Class seats and 150 Economy Class seats.

The schedule with specific timings is embedded below:

Photo: Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has launched a sale on fares to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Zanzibar, valid until midnight on 6th October 2021. Available on a first come, first served basis, travellers can enjoy return fares starting from AED 995($270) in Economy and AED 3995($1088) in Business class.

Featured image by Etihad Airways

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