Etihad Airways expands its African network

The carrier is adding three new quarantine-free destinations to its network

EtihadAirways has announced that it will begin flying to Zanzibar, Johannesburg and Cape Town from November 2021.

The new additions to Etihad’s network mean the UAE’s national carrier has expanded its network to 70 destinations across 47 countries.

Flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town will start from 25 November and will be serviced by the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Both routes will operate three times per week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Flights to Zanzibar will commence a day later on 26 November and will operate three times per week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday on the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft, with eight seats in Business Class and 150 seats in Economy.


Etihad Airways Group chief executive officer Tony Douglas said: “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 Indian ocean.

“We are also thrilled to offer connectivity for travellers from both countries to visit the UAE over the winter months. With Expo 2020 opening there has never been a better time to visit Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”

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