Etihad Airways has announced three new quarantine-free destinations for the coming winter season.
In November, the airline will begin flying to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, and the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. The new additions to Etihad’s network mean the UAE’s national carrier will be operating to 70 destinations across 47 countries.
The airline has launched a sale on fares to the three African cities valid until midnight on October 6, according to a statement from Etihad.
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.”
Flights to Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, and the coastal city of Cape Town will start from November 25. Both destinations will operate three times per week on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and will be serviced by the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The service to Zanzibar will operate from November 26. The route will also offer easy connectivity for guests travelling from Europe and North America and transiting through Abu Dhabi. The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays on the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft.