Dubai’s Emirates has announced that starting November 4, flight services to Sydney will be upgraded to an all-A380 operation, the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.
The move is part of the airline’s efforts to enhance customer connectivity and capacity, and to provide passengers with even more travel options.
With all three of Emirates’ slots at Sydney Airport fully use, the airline aims to offer an addition of nearly 2,000 weekly seats by deploying its double-decker A380 aircraft on its third daily flight.
Emirates to replace Boeing 777-300ER flights with A380 flights
This service will replace the Boeing 777-300ER currently in operation for EK 416 and 417.
The upgraded Emirates A380 service will feature a three-class configuration, offering 489 seats, thereby increasing the daily capacity with over 260 extra seats for passengers.
This upgrade will not only boost connections to and from Dubai but also provide increased access to a wide range of global destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
It complements the two existing Sydney A380 four-class services, both of which include Emirates’ latest Premium Economy cabin.
Emirates is already a major player in the Australian aviation market, with 63 weekly services and close to 56,000 seats connecting its four primary gateways.
These include three daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney, double daily flights to Brisbane, and a flagship A380 daily service to Perth.
The airline has also reinstated services from Melbourne to Singapore and established a unique A380 experience connecting Sydney with Christchurch.
Emirates to introduce Airbus A350 operations Adelaide
Looking ahead, Emirates plans to introduce the Airbus A350 in the summer of 2024, which will facilitate further network expansion and open doors for servicing new destinations like Adelaide.
Discussions are underway with Adelaide Airport to recommence nonstop services, demonstrating Emirates’ commitment to reconnecting travelers from across Australia to its global network.
Passengers can book their Emirates flights through the airline’s official website, the Emirates App, or via online and offline travel agents.