Emirates has announced that it will commence a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney from March 2018, with its A380 jetliner, which will increase passenger capacity on the route to 6,846 seats a week.
The new service will also allow Emirates to meet demand for services to Dubai and complement Qantas’ re-routing of its current Sydney to London service via Singapore (instead of Dubai).
Emirates had announced plans to enhance its Australian services earlier this year, with a third daily service set to be introduced between Dubai and Brisbane from 1 December 2017, which will be operated by a B777-200LR.
Emirates will also up gauge its third daily flight between Dubai and Melbourne from a B777-300ER to an A380 from 25 March 2018.
Hence all three of Emirates’ daily flights to Melbourne will be serviced by A380 aircraft.
Emirates 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.
Emirates’ A380 jetliner is configured with 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.