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Emirates resumes flights to two major Australian cities

Emirates will operate 63 weekly flights to Australia

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Emirates resumes flights to Australian cities.

Emirates Airlines has announced to resume flights from Dubai to two major Australian cities – Sydney and Melbourne. The airline will also restart its operations to Christchurch, New Zealand, via Sydney, offering a new path to Australians across the trans-Tasman route.

From March 26, 2023, Melbourne will increase from two to three daily flights between Emirates airlines’ Dubai hub via Singapore, with a third direct service starting to Sydney from May 1. The service increase follows the Emirates’ recent announcement around double daily flights to Brisbane, starting from June 1.

The huge boost comes amid another busy period for air travel as Emirates continues to reaffirm its commitment to grow its services to and from Australia. The two services will operate on a three-class Boeing-777 300ER offering travelers Economy, Business and First Class seats.

Emirates will operate 63 weekly flights to Australia with the capacity to transport over 55,000 passengers per week to and from its major cities.

The newly-restored third service from Dubai to Melbourne means Emirates is providing a new connectivity option between Singapore and Melbourne to serve the strong demand between both cities. The Christchurch flights via Sydney, beginning on March 26, will offer the only opportunity for passengers between the two destinations to fly on Emirates flagship aircraft A380.

Emirates’ reinstated services

From May 1, 2023, Emirates will add a third daily flight between Dubai and Sydney, which will be served by a Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates flight EK416 will depart Dubai at 2130hrs, arriving in Sydney at 1720hrs the next day. The return flight EK417, will depart Sydney at 2010hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0430hrs.

Emirates currently serves Sydney with double daily A380 flights, and both services offer the airline’s highly acclaimed Premium Economy experience for customers.

Melbourne – Dubai: third daily service via Singapore

The third flight will operate as EK404 using a Boeing 777-300ER and depart Dubai at 2115hrs, arriving in Singapore at 0850hrs. The flight will then continue to Melbourne, taking off at 1025hrs from Singapore, arriving at 2035hrs local time.

The return service to Dubai EK405 takes off from Melbourne at 0325hrs, arriving in Singapore at 0815hrs. The flight will then take off for Dubai at 0940hrs, arriving at 1300hrs local time.

 Restart of Christchurch flights via Sydney

Emirates will restart services to Christchurch via Sydney from March 26, 2023, and the A380 flight will operate as EK412 and EK413.

Emirates flight EK412 departs Dubai at 1015hrs, arriving in Sydney at 0700hrs.

The flight will then continue, taking off from Sydney at 0845hrs, arriving in Christchurch at 1350hrs. EK413 will then depart Christchurch at 1820hrs, arriving in Sydney at 1940hrs. The final leg of EK413 will depart for Dubai at 2145hrs, arriving at 0515hrs local time.

Passengers in Christchurch will not only be able to enjoy Emirates flagship aircraft, but double the opportunity to experience the debut of the highly sought-after Premium Economy cabin and latest products across every class of travel.

Emirates has been serving Australia for over 25 years, progressively growing its services to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and other destinations via its Dubai hub since 1996.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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