Emirates resumes Durban flights

File: An Emirates Airbus A380-842 aircraft.

File: Emirates cancelled flights due to confusion over South Africa’s COVID-19 travel regulations.

AFP/Karim Sahib

JOHANNESBURG - Emirates Airline is back.

The airline's first flight to Durban since the lockdown has landed.

Flight EK-775 touched down at King Shaka International Airport just on Thursday afternoon.

READ: Emirates to resume Durban flights

On Sunday, Dubai-based Emirates cancelled its resumption of flights to the city due to government's COVID-19 travel regulations.

It said these were confusing, especially the requirement for international airline crews to have PCR tests before flying to SA. 

After discussions, the confusion has been cleared up.