Emirates to restart A380 daily service to Perth from December 1
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Emirates to restart A380 daily service to Perth from December 1

Emirates to restart A380 daily service to Perth from December 1

The daily A380 service will replace the existing daily Boeing 777- 300ER operation between Dubai and Perth

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Emirates A380 returns to Perth

Emirates has announced it will reintroduce its flagship A380 to Perth on December 1, as part of the airline’s ramp up of services to Australia from December 1.

The upgauge will increase the airline’s seating capacity between its hub Dubai and Perth, with close to 500 seats available on each flight.

EK420 from Dubai will depart at 2:45am, arriving in Perth at 5:20pm the same day while EK421 flight will depart from Perth at 10:20pm, arriving in Dubai at 5:25pm the following day.

The daily A380 service will replace the existing daily Boeing 777- 300ER operation between Dubai and Perth.

Emirates has flown close to six million passengers between Perth and Dubai  since the service launched in August 2002, travelling more than 220 million kilometres on over 24,000 flights.

Initially starting as a four times weekly service, the airline expanded its Perth operations due to strong demand for travel. A daily operation was introduced in May 2003 followed by the opening of Emirates’ first Perth lounge in February 2006.

In recognition of the demand for its premium offering, Emirates introduced its signature First Class Suites in March 2008 which was extended across multiple services.

The airline touched down with its flagship A380 in Perth for the first time in May 2015.

Emirates SkyCargo has also been an important contributor to the local economy, exporting meat, fruit and vegetables and mining equipment across the airline’s global route network including the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

According to the airline, there is a strong increase in passenger bookings to and from Australia with significant demand across all its cabins, particularly following the launch of its ‘Premium Economy’, which was first introduced on one of its daily Sydney services on August 1.

The European summer has been the biggest driver of demand for Emirates, with European cities making up eight of its top ten destinations Australians are currently flying to. Topping the list is the UK followed by Italy, France, Greece and Ireland making up the top five. Spain, Lebanon, Germany, The Netherlands and Turkey round out the top 10 destinations.

In recent news, Emirates launched a new codeshare partnership with Greece’s AEGEAN, allowing its customers to benefit from increased connectivity to eight domestic Greek points via Athens, using a single ticket.

Read: Emirates Airline and Greek carrier AEGEAN launch codeshare partnership

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