Emirates to add second A380 flight to Perth
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Emirates will commence a second daily Airbus A380 service to Perth on 1 August.
The 519-seat, three-class A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that currently operates flights EK424 and EK425 between Dubai and Perth. Emirates became the first airline to fly an A380 to Perth in May last year, and the second flight will increase its capacity into and out of Perth to 14,000 seats per week.
“Introducing our flagship A380 aircraft onto a second daily Perth service reaffirms our long standing commitment to Australia,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president & chief commercial officer.
“It 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.
“With more A380s on order, we look forward to continue utilising this highly popular aircraft to serve customer and capacity demand on key routes,” he added.
Emirates has already deployed its A380 on the Kuala Lumpur route this year, and plans to fly the double-decker jet to Taipei from 1 May. Other A380 Asia Pacific destinations served by the aircraft include Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Brisbane.
The new A380 flights will depart Dubai 1010 and arrive in Perth at 0050 the next day. They will then leave the Australian city at 0600 and arrive back in Dubai at 1300.
Once this flight launches, seven of Emirates’ 11 daily flights between Dubai and Australia will be served by an A380.
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