By Gavin Gibbon
Codeshare partner Qantas to continue operating flights on same route
Emirates airline is to suspend its flights between Singapore and Brisbane from March 31 next year.
A statement from the Dubai-based carrier said the decision to stop flights EK432 and EK433 had been taken after the Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) accepted Emirates' request to suspend the flights. Emirates said the decision was “based on a recent review of our operations which was undertaken to ensure the optimal commercial utilisation of our aircraft fleet”.
It added that its codeshare partner Qantas will continue to operate flights on the same route.
Affected passengers who booked directly with Emirates will be notified and advised on re-booking options. Passengers who booked directly through Qantas, will be notified by Qantas.
Meanwhile, passengers who booked flights through a travel company have been told to contact the agent where the original booking was made for assistance.
The statement said: “Both Australia and Singapore are important business and leisure destinations for Emirates and we remain committed to serving our customers in Brisbane with two daily flights to Dubai, where passengers can connect onward to North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa.
“Australians can also connect to our global route network with daily flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide and onwards to the Middle East and Europe. Furthermore, passengers from Melbourne can fly directly to Singapore with three daily flights operated by Emirates and our codeshare partner Qantas Airways.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.