Emirates to launch fourth daily Sydney service
Australian travellers will have more choice when travelling overseas from March 2018 as Emirates introduces a fourth daily service between Sydney and Dubai, complementing Emirates’ existing three daily A380 services.
The service will be operated by Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft and will increase passenger capacity on the route by 6,846 seats a week, inbound and outbound between Sydney and Emirates’ hub in Dubai. This represents a 7.3% increase in capacity for Emirates’ Australian services.
The new service will provide passengers travelling to Emirates’ 39 European destinations increased connectivity, including recently launched routes to Zagreb and upgauged A380 services to Madrid and Casablanca.
Emirates customers will also be able to enjoy seamless “A380 to A380” connections to 48 destinations within Emirates’ global network via its hub in Dubai.
“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’ Divisional Vice President for Australasia.
“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.
This builds on Emirates’ partnership with Qantas, meeting continued demand for services to Dubai and complementing Qantas’ re-routing of its current Sydney to London service via Singapore (instead of Dubai). All travellers can also take advantage of free stopovers in Dubai when flying Emirates, soaking up the sights of the cosmopolitan city while enjoying two holidays in one.
Emirates’ new service will offer passengers an afternoon departure from Sydney and a convenient 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 Emirates announced plans to enhance its Australian services, meeting demand 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 upgauge its third daily Dubai to Melbourne service from a B777-300ER to an A380 from 25 March 2018. The change will make its Melbourne services an all A380 experience for travellers.
All passengers can enjoy over 2,500 channels on Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system ice, gourmet food and wine across all classes and generous baggage allowances. Emirates recently improved its onboard connectivity with up to 20MB of complementary onboard Wi-Fi.
Between 25 March and 30 March 2018, the inbound service EK416 will depart Dubai at 20:40, arriving in Sydney at 17:20 the following day. Due to daylight savings from 31 March 2018, the arrival time changes to 16:30 the following day.
Between 26 March to 31 March 2018, the outbound service EK417 will depart Sydney at 17:05, arriving in Dubai at 00:25 the following day. Due to daylight savings from 1 April, the outbound service EK417 will depart Sydney 16:15, arriving the same time the following day. All services will be operated by an A380 aircraft.
The A380 aircraft offers 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.
Emirates currently operates 77 weekly flights between Dubai and 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.
For more information on Emirates visit www.emirates.com/au.