LONDON – Emirates has today resumed its Airbus A380 services to Melbourne Airport, replacing the Boeing 777-300ER that normally operates the route.
EK408 was operated by A6-EVH and landed in Melbourne at 11:34 pm local time on February 1, according to Australian Aviation.
The aircraft subsequently departed on EK409 on February 2 at 10:43 pm local time, offering a flight time back at 13 hours and 40 minutes.
Commenting on the news was Barry Brown, Emirates’ VP of Australasia:
“We at Emirates are thrilled to see the A380’s return to Melbourne.”
“Now that the Victorian capital has once again become the latest destination in our A380 network, Australians will have more opportunities for leisure and business travel.”
“Our commitment to this country remains as strong as it was back then. Adding more seats to our Melbourne service is yet another way of demonstrating our commitment, as we continue to ramp up our services to Australia,”
Emirates has also reinstated A380 services to Sydney as well, meaning that the aircraft type is coming back to its sense of normality going forward.