Emirates continues to expand its operations out from Dubai to Austraila, with Brisbane and Perth getting service uplifts.
The airline will upgrade its second daily flight EK430/431 between Dubai and Brisbane to an A380 starting from 1 October, along with adding a second daily service between Dubai and Perth operated by a Boeing 777-300ER starting from 1 December.
The planned second A380 flight will operate as follows:
EK430 DEPART DXB 02:30 ARRIVE BNE 22:20 EK431 DEPART BNE 01:55 ARRIVE DXB 10:05 Equipment Switchover: 1st October 2024 Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Airbus A380
The additional flight to Perth will start on the 1st of December 2024. The planned operation is:
EK424 DEPART DXB 09:15 ARRIVE PER 00:05+1 EK424 DEPART PER 06:00 ARRIVE DXB 13:10 Additional flight commences 1st December Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Boeing 777-300ER
With the upgraded A380 operations to Brisbane and the resumption of Emirates’ second service to Perth, the airline will increase weekly capacity to Australia by an additional 6,900 seats, further serving the growing demand for international travel through Dubai and beyond to the airline’s global network of over 140 destinations.
Barry Brown, Divisional Vice President Australasia at Emirates, commented:
“We’re pleased to offer more choice and opportunities for Australians traveling from Brisbane and Perth through the ramp up of our operations. It’s a demonstration of the importance of both gateways for tourism and trade, and Emirates’ commitment to ensure convenient schedules and comfortable connections to and through Dubai. Whether it’s the advantage of seamless afternoon connections from Dubai to a wealth of destinations across Europe on the second Perth flight, or a full A380 experience to and from Brisbane to close to 50 cities served by our flagship, we’re creating access to diverse opportunities for business, leisure, culture, and more.
“The ramp up is also a testament to our commitment in enhancing global connectivity to our Australian gateways and supporting tourism and trade growth opportunities.”
Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“The A380 will allow up to 100,000 extra passengers per year to travel between Queensland and Europe, which is Brisbane’s second busiest international destination. Now in its 21st year of serving Brisbane, Emirates is our number one mover of people to and from Europe.
“Importantly, Emirates stands out from the pack as the leading airline in over the bay operations, reducing noise impacts on the local community. More than two-thirds of all overnight Emirates flights have been over Moreton Bay during the period from July to December 2023. We congratulate Emirates on that performance and look forward to continued collaboration across all airlines.”
Perth Airport’s Chief Operating Officer, Scott Woodward, commented:
“The re-introduction of Emirates’ second daily service is great news as it will add significant capacity into the Perth market. Emirates is an important airline partner for Western Australia and this additional daily service delivers an impressive 250,000 seats per year on this very popular route.
“Not only does the new service mean that there are more options for business and leisure travel, but the increased capacity will lead to many more international visitors coming to Western Australia. The return of this second daily service shows the commitment and confidence that Emirates has in the Western Australian market, and we will be working with the airline to ensure this second service is as popular as its current one.”
Building frequency and capacity
The additional flights will feed and connect in Dubai to the Emirates network, opening up further connections to Europe and the Middle East Region, with 6,900 extra seats a week on these routes.
With an expansion like this, it offers Emirates passengers further choices – a welcome thing for passengers as they spread their wings and look beyond destinations – not limited by the time of a flight, or the capacity of an aircraft.
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