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Emirates boosts services to Australia

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Emirates is set to introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney from 25 March 2018, complementing its existing three daily A380 services.

The new service will be operated by the Emirates’ A380 aircraft and will increase passenger capacity on the route by 6,846 seats a week. Representing a 7.3% increase in capacity for Emirates’ Australian services.

The new service will offer passengers an afternoon departure from Sydney and arrival in main European cities the following morning. It also introduces a new option for passengers to depart London and main European cities in the morning with an afternoon arrival in Sydney the next day with a short connection in Dubai.

Earlier this year the airline had announced plans to enhance its Australian services, with a third daily service set to be introduced between Dubai and Brisbane from 1 December 2017 and 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. This change will ensure all three of Emirates’ daily flights to Melbourne will be serviced by an A380 aircraft.

The A380 aircraft offers 489 seats in a three-class cabin configuration with 14 suites in first class, 76 seats in business class and 399 seats in economy.