Emirates has unveiled plans to launch a fourth daily
service from Dubai to Sydney starting 25 March 2018.
flights will be operated by Emirates’
Airbus 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, a 7.3% increase in
capacity for Emirates’ Australian services.
The move complements Qantas’ re-routing of its
Sydney to London service via Singapore (instead of Dubai), and
means that Emirates passengers will be able to enjoy seamless
“A380 to A380” connections to 48 destinations.
March and 30 March 2018, the inbound service EK416 will depart
Dubai at 20:40, arriving in Sydney at 17:20 the following day. Due
to daylight savings from 31 March 2018, the arrival time changes
to 16:30 the following day.
Between 26 March to 31 March
2018, the outbound service EK417 will depart Sydney at 17:05,
arriving in Dubai at 00:25 the following day. Due to daylight
savings from 1 April, the outbound service EK417 will depart
Sydney 16:15, arriving the same time the following day. All
services will be operated by an A380 aircraft.
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.
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
1 December 2017 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 25 March 2018. This change will ensure
all three of Emirates’ daily flights to Melbourne will be serviced
by A380 aircraft.
All passengers can enjoy over 2,500
channels on Emirates’ inflight entertainment system
ice, gourmet food and wine across all classes and generous baggage
allowances. Emirates also recently improved its onboard connectivity
with up to 20MB of complementary in-flight Wi-Fi.
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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