Emirates boosts Australian services amid growing demand

Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft in front of concourse A at Dubai Airport
Photo Credit: Emirates

Emiratesis has moved to bolster its operations in Australia, catering to the growing demand for air travel between the southern continent and the rest of the world.

Catering for pent-up demand, the expansion plan will see additional flights to Brisbane on the Australian east coast and to Perth, Western Australia.

Upgraded Flights: A380 to Brisbane

Starting from October 1st, Emirates will elevate its second daily flight, EK430/431, between Dubai and Brisbane by deploying the iconic A380 aircraft.

This enhancement signifies a commitment to providing passengers with an unparalleled travel experience.

The upgraded service promises not only comfort but also increased capacity, allowing up to 100,000 extra passengers annually to traverse between Queensland and Europe, Brisbane’s second busiest international destination.

Emirates A380 in flight
Photo Credit: Emirates.


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Additional Service to Perth

In a move to further strengthen its presence, Emirates will introduce a second daily service between Dubai and Perth, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, commencing from December 1st.

This addition not only expands travel options but also signifies the airline’s dedication to meeting the evolving needs of travelers, particularly those seeking seamless connections to various global destinations.

An Emirates Boeing 777 in flight.
Photo Credit: Emirates

Increased Capacity

With the ramp-up in operations, Emirates aims to increase weekly capacity to Australia by an additional 6,900 seats, catering to the surging demand for international travel.

The expanded services not only facilitate seamless air connectivity but also play a vital role in supporting Australian businesses through efficient export and import channels.

Barry Brown, Divisional Vice President Australasia at Emirates, expressed delight in offering enhanced choices for Australian travelers, emphasizing the importance of Brisbane and Perth gateways for tourism and trade.

Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO of Brisbane Airport, lauded Emirates’ contribution to reducing noise impacts on the local community while boosting passenger movements to and from Europe.

Similarly, Western Australian Government Acting Tourism Minister, John Carey, hailed the announcement as pivotal in driving tourism growth and job creation in the region.

Passenger Experience

Emirates continues to set benchmarks in passenger experience, offering unmatched culinary delights, curated entertainment options, and top-notch hospitality throughout the journey.

Whether it’s savoring regionally inspired menus or indulging in a vast array of entertainment choices through the award-winning inflight entertainment system, travelers can expect nothing short of excellence with Emirates.

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