Emirates said on Tuesday it plans to introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney from March 25, 2018.
The new service will be operated by Emirates’ A380 aircraft and will increase passenger capacity on the route by 6,846 seats a week, inbound and outbound between Sydney and Emirates’ hub in Dubai.
The launch represents a 7.3 percent increase in capacity for Emirates’ Australian services, the airline said in a statement.
It also builds on Emirates’ partnership with Qantas, meeting continued demand for services to Dubai and complementing Qantas’ re-routing of its current Sydney to London service via Singapore (instead of Dubai).
Earlier this year, Emirates announced plans to enhance its Australian services, with a third daily service set to be introduced between Dubai and Brisbane from December and operated by a B777-200LR.
Emirates will also upgauge its third daily flight between Dubai and Melbourne from a B777-300ER to an A380 from March 25, 2018.
The A380 aircraft offers 489 seats in a three-class cabin configuration with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 spacious seats in Economy.
Emirates currently operates 77 weekly flights from Dubai to Australia, with flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The third daily service to Brisbane and fourth daily service to Sydney will bring this to 91 weekly flights.
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