Emirates shows its commitment to Australia by the announcement of capacity increase to Perth. Dubai based carrier announced the launch of its second daily A380 service between Dubai and Perth. Starting from 1st August this year, the carrier replaces its current 777-300ER aircraft operating on EK424/EK425 with its flagship A380 aircraft.
“Introducing our flagship A380 aircraft onto a second daily Perth service means more of our customers flying from or into Australia, can now enjoy their entire journey on Emirates’ award-winning A380 aircraft – not only to our Dubai hub, but also with great connections to popular Emirates A380 destinations such as London, Frankfurt and Copenhagen. Perth is one of the 39 A380 destinations on the Emirates network globally, including 13 East-bound destinations. With more A380s on order, we look forward to continue utilising this highly popular aircraft to serve customer and capacity demand on key routes,” said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.
Emirates was the first airline to begin A380 services to the West Australian capital in May last year with the aircraft introduced on EK420/EK421. With the up-gauge of the second service to an A380, Emirates will be able to transport over 14,000 passengers inbound and outbound between Dubai and Perth per week.
Australia is the third largest A380 destination for Emirates globally, and from August, seven of the airline’s 11 daily flights between Dubai and Australia will be serviced by an A380. This includes an additional daily A380 service from Melbourne starting in March 2016, when EK404/405 service begins using the aircraft. Emirates currently offers a double daily A380 service from Sydney, as well as daily A380 services from Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.