Etihad Business Class to Johannesburg for €1,476 from Copenhagen

Etihad business window seat

Gulf carrier Etihad Airways has freshly launched some attractive business class fares from Copenhagen to Johannesburg. If you don’t mind having a 7-hour layover in Abu Dhabi, you can reach South Africa’s transport and business hub for as little DKK 11,008 (~€1,475) in a lie-flat seat.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips of 6 to 28 days. It will forward you to Eithad’s website with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs on Skyscanner have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €60 cheaper.


Etihad uses Boeing 787 aircraft on all flight segments. Their business class cabin features lie-flat seats in a 1-2-1 seating pattern, with half of the seats facing the rear of the plane.

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The fare is valid until July 15, 2024 for departures between August and November 2024. A minimum stay requirement of two days applies. You may not stay longer than three months to get cheap tickets.

Google Flights helps you find additional flight dates. We recommend buying your tickets directly on Etihad’s website for a plethora of reasons.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Miles & Points

Etihad issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class Z. You can earn the following mileage with affiliated frequent flyer programs:

  • 18,018 Award Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 18,018 Award Miles on Asiana Club
  • 18,018 Award Miles + 2,000 Tier Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 18,018 Award Miles + 20,790 Tier Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 18,018 Award Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 18,018 Award Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
  • 18,018 Award Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
  • 18,018 Award Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 18,018 Award Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 18,018 Award Miles on Flying Blue
  • 18,018 Points on JetBlue TrueBlue
  • 17,326 Award Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 17,326 Extra Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 17,326 Award Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 15,938 Award Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 13,860 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.


Hotel prices in Johannesburg usually start at roughly €20, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Johannesburg

Johannesburg has 9,6 million inhabitants and is the largest city and most important business and financial center in Africa south of the Sahara. The city is well connected to Europe by air, flights for under 500€ (round trip) are becoming increasingly more common.

Best Time to Travel

The best times to visit Johannesburg are during fall (March – May) and during spring (September – Novemver). Temperatures are warm but pleasant and rainfall is comparatively rare.

From the Airport to the City

One possibility is taking the Gautrain, a type of local commuter rail. A trip to the city center takes about 25 minutes and costs approximately 12€. Taking a cab or an Uber runs you about 18€ to 24€.

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Information & Tips for South Africa

South Africa is the touristically most visited country in the south of Africa. Whether its Safaris, tours of wine regions or the Table Mountain – visitors won’t be disappointed!

Traditionally, flights from Europa to South Africa have been quite expensive. In recent years however, airlines such as Iberia, Egyptair and British Airways have been offering cheaper and cheaper flights – even in premium cabins! If you are flexible in regards to your point of departure, the array of airlines with cheap tickets becomes even greater.

Best Time to Visit

South Africa is a huge country and therefore doesn’t have a single best time to visit. It really depends on what you want to see. The cities Johannesburg and Cape Town have the best weather in Fall (March – Mai) and Spring (September – November).

Climate diagram for Cape Town (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Johannesburg (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Durban (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Immigration & Visa Requirements

If you have a valid EU passport and a valid return ticket, you will be given a visitor’s visa with a validity of 90 days. Turn to the ministry of foreign affairs of your country for more information.


The currency used in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). One Euro are approximately 16 ZAR. Make sure to use a credit card that does not charge high fees for withdrawals or payments in foreign currencies.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Airalo and BNESIM. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

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