Emirates to Increase Airbus A380 Services to
[HD videos below] Emirates will commence a second daily Airbus
A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1 August 2016, replacing the
current Boeing 777-300ER aircraft operating on EK424/EK425.
The second daily A380 service to Perth
follows Emirates’ recent announcement that its flagship A380
aircraft will serve more destinations in 2016.
destinations, this includes a new two-class A380 service to Kuala
Lumpur which launched on 1 January, and a two-class A380 service
on the Taipei route starting 1 May 2016.
Other A380 destinations
on the airline’s Far East and Australasia network are: Auckland,
Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore,
Shanghai, Sydney and Brisbane.
“Introducing our flagship A380 aircraft onto a
second daily Perth service reaffirms our long standing commitment
to Australia. 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. 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
Australia is the third largest A380 destination
for Emirates globally, and from August, seven of the airline’s
daily flights between Dubai and Australia will be serviced by an
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.
On board the Emirates A380, passengers in all
three cabins can enjoy more than 2,000 channels of the latest
movies, TV shows and music from around the world alongside a range
of games on the award-winning ice inflight entertainment system.
The latest technology allows passengers to stay connected
throughout the flight with Wi-Fi access and mobile phone and data
Emirates' First and Business Class experience on
the A380 takes luxury to another level [see video below]. 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.
The Emirates' A380 operating as EK424/EK425 is a
wide-bodied double decker aircraft with a capacity of 519
passengers including 14 luxurious First Class Private Suites, 76
lie-flat beds in Business Class and 429 spacious seats in Economy
EK424 departs Dubai 10:10, arriving in Perth
at 00:50 the next day. EK425 departs Perth at 06:00, arriving
in Dubai at 13:00 the same day.