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Wed, 12 August 2015

Emirates to Launch New Airbus A380 Flights to Singapore and Melbourne, Australia

Emirates is to launch a second daily Airbus A380 flight to Singapore, effective 1 March 2016.

The flight will be Emirates’ sixth daily A380 service to Australia with the up-gauge of its current service between Dubai and Melbourne via Singapore. Melbourne will be served twice daily with an Emirates A380.

From the 1 March 2016, EK404 and EK405 will be operated by Emirates flagship A380 aircraft, replacing the existing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

With the addition of this service, Australia will become the third largest A380 destination for Emirates globally with a total of six daily A380 services from Dubai to four Australian cities. This includes a double daily A380 service to Sydney and Melbourne and a daily A380 to Brisbane and Perth.

 The busiest Emirates A380 destination, with nine daily services from Dubai, is the United Kingdom, with the second being the United States.

 Emirates partner Qantas also operates two daily A380s between Dubai and Australia, and with this up-gauge, eight of the thirteen codeshared flights between Qantas and Emirates to Australia each day will be served by an A380 aircraft.

The Qantas partnership also allows incoming passengers to seamlessly connect to more than 50 Australian and New Zealand destinations beyond Emirates’ existing gateways of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland and Christchurch.

“Emirates’ daily service between Dubai and Melbourne, through Singapore has proven a popular choice amongst travellers and we’re pleased to be able to provide additional capacity on this route by up-gauging the aircraft to our flagship A380,” said Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial East. “The A380 is one of the world’s most efficient and comfortable ways to fly, and with 65 A380s in the Emirates fleet serving 35 destinations globally, and a further 75 aircraft on order, it remains firmly embedded in the future expansion plans for our global network.”

The Emirates' A380 operating as EK404/EK405 is a wide-bodied double decker aircraft with a capacity of 519 passengers including 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 429 seats in Economy Class.

Emirates' First and Business Class experience on the A380 takes luxury to another level. First Class customers can freshen up in the two onboard Shower Spas, while both First and Business Class travellers can socialise at 40,000 feet in the popular Onboard Lounge, while enjoying premium beverages, hors d'oeuvres and delicacies prepared by gourmet chefs.

EK404 will leave Dubai at 09:30, arriving at Singapore Changi Airport at 20:45. It then departs Singapore at 22:25 and arrives at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport at 08:50 the following day.

It returns as EK405 leaving Melbourne at 19:00, landing at Singapore Changi Airport at 23:35 and departing at 01:20 to arrive at Dubai International Airport at 04:50r the same day.

Emirates A380 First Class and Business Class

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