Emirates Airlines has resumed flights to five African countries, including Ghana, Guinea, Angola, Ivory Coast, and Uganda, after a brief hiatus in December.
After pausing flights in December, Dubai-based Emirates has resumed flights to five African countries, including Ghana, Guinea, Angola, Ivory Coast, and Uganda. The airline had suspended these routes late last year owing to omicron concerns.
Emirates partially reboot its African network
In a travel advisory posted late last week, Emirates confirmed the resumption of services to Gbessia International Airport in Conakry, Guinea; Entebbe International Airport in Entebbe, Uganda; Kotoka International Airport, in Accra, Ghana; Port Bouët Airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, in Luanda, Angola. Flights resumed on January 13. Emirates notes flights to and from Nigeria have not recommenced.
Emirates is now flying a Boeing 777 between Dubai (DXB) and Conakry (CKY) four times a week. The ten-hour flight to the Guinean capital departs Dubai at breakfast time for an early afternoon arrival. The return flight leaves Conakry mid-afternoon and flies through the night to arrive in the UAE in time for breakfast the next day.