Emirates adds double-daily A380 flights to Brisbane Airport, upgrading its second daily flight between Brisbane and Dubai to an A380 from 1 October 2024. The airline also ramps up its Perth-Dubai service, restarting a second daily flight from 1 December.
The second A380 flight EK430 to Brisbane will depart Dubai at 2:30am, arriving in Brisbane at 10:20pm. The return flight EK431 will depart Brisbane at 1:55am, arriving in Dubai at 10:05am local time.
The airline will operate the additional Perth flight on a Boeing 777-300ER with EK424 departing from Dubai at 9:15am and arriving in Perth at 12:05am the next day. The return flight EK425 will depart from Perth at 6:00am and arrive in Dubai at 1:10pm local time.
More Europe access for Qld & WA
Brisbane Airport CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff said: “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,” he said.
“Now in its 21st year of serving Brisbane, Emirates is our number-one mover of people to and from Europe.”
Likewise, it’s welcome news for WA residents with the reinstatement of Emirates’ double-daily service from Perth.
Perth Airport COO Scott Woodward said: “The reintroduction 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.”
Emirates Divisional VP Australasia Barry Brown said: “We’re pleased to offer more choice and opportunities for Australians travelling from Brisbane and Perth… whether it’s the advantage of seamless afternoon connections from Dubai to 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.”
“The ramp-up is also a testament to our commitment to enhancing global connectivity to our Australian gateways and supporting tourism and trade growth opportunities.”
Read our review of the Emirates A380 service from Brisbane here.
EK already operates an all-A380 thrice-daily service from Sydney.
For more info, head to emirates.com
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