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Emirates adds 6,846 seats per week between Sydney and Dubai

Posted: 13 September 2017 12:24 pm

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You've now got more options into the Middle East and Europe.

Emirates is adding a fourth daily service to its Sydney-Dubai route from 25 March 2018 with a new A380 flying out of Sydney every day. Emirates currently has 77 weekly flights between Dubai and Australia, which will increase to 91, when the new addition arrives.

By itself, this one airbus can carry 6,846 passengers a week to and from Sydney, and represents a 7.3% increase in Emirates' total Australian capacity. It's a substantial difference, showing just how much difference one plane can make.

"We're incredibly excited to announce a fourth daily service between Sydney and Dubai, highlighting our continued commitment to the Australian market and better connecting Australian travellers to our global route network," said Barry Brown, Emirates' Australiasia divisional vice president. "As one of the great international cities of the world, Sydney is an important market for Emirates and this will create opportunities not only for Australians, but also for tourism and trade," said Brown.

The new service will depart Sydney in the afternoon, for arrivals in Europe the following morning. Going the other way, it gives south-bound passengers a new way to depart London and main European cities in the morning to arrive in Sydney the following afternoon, after a short connection in Dubai.

The deal comes as part of Emirates' continuing partnership with Qantas, by helping meet demand between Australia and Europe, and adding more capacity to the Dubai exchange, while Qantas re-routes through Singapore instead.

The new route will be taking off on 25 March 2018.

  • EK416 - Inbound Dubai to Sydney - Departs Dubai at 8.40pm, arriving in Sydney at 5.20pm the following day.
  • EK417 - Outbound Sydney to Dubai - Departs Sydney at 5.05pm, arriving in Dubai at half past midnight.

On the same day as these flights begin, Emirates will also upscale its third daily Melbourne-Dubai route from a B777-300ER to an A380 to add more capacity there as well. Each Emirates A380 offers 489 seats across three classes, including 14 private first class suites, 76 lie flat business class seats and 399 economy class spaces. To date, it might be one of the most spacious planes in the sky.

As an added bonus, travellers can start making use of Dubai stopovers. Short stopovers might still be enough time to take advantage of the airport facilities, while longer breaks present a nifty chance to take in some of the city's more impressive sights.

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