Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Emirates Announces Second Daily A380 Service For Sydney

Emirates has announced its early morning service from Sydney to Dubai will be operated by an A380 from 2nd June the second daily A380 for Sydney passengers demonstrating the airline¹s commitment to New South Wales and demand for the flagship aircraft.

Currently serviced by the Boeing 777-300ER, upgrading Emirates' flights EK 414 and 415 to the Airbus A380-800 will see an increase in capacity of 1,890 seats per week. 

"Emirates' decision to commit a second A380 to Sydney is a clear indication of customer demand for the state-of-the-art aircraft and the growing travel between Dubai and Sydney on the early morning service," said Barry Brown, Emirates' Vice President Australasia.

"Australia represents an important market for Emirates and ranks in the top three countries on Emirates' global network. The A380 is a core element of Australian activity, delivering considerable economic benefits through inbound seats and travel connections," said Mr Brown.

"Adding larger capacity aircraft is central to our strategy of meeting growing passenger demand, while supporting trade between our two countries. A second A380 for Sydney also complements our proposed plans for the partnership with Qantas," he added. 

Pending regulatory approval, the Qantas and Emirates global aviation partnership will commence 31st March, and will see Qantas and Emirates as the only airlines operating at Dubai International's Concourse A, built exclusively for the A380. The two airlines will jointly offer 98 weekly services between Australia and the global gateway city of Dubai, including five daily A380 flights from 2nd June. 

Emirates sets the pace for A380 deployment, with the aircraft having carried 14 million passengers on 35,000 trips spanning 200 million kilometres since A380 operations commenced five years ago. In 2012 alone, Emirates added 11 A380s to its fleet and remains the largest operator of the aircraft, with 31 in the fleet and 59 on order. 

For flight information and bookings for Emirates' new twice-daily A380 service, contact Emirates on 1300 303 777, visit your local travel agent or Emirates.

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