Dubai-based airline will introduce third daily service to both Melbourne and Sydney
Emirates is set to increase its flight frequencies to Melbourne and Sydney in Australia.
From 26 March 2023, the airline will operate three daily flights – up from two – between Emirates hub Dubai to Melbourne via Singapore.
A third direct service to Sydney will also begin from 1 May 2023.
The two bolstered routes will operate on a three-class Boeing-777 300ER and, by mid-2023, Emirates will be operating 63 weekly services to Australia with a capacity of more than 55,000 passengers per week to and from its major cities.
The increase in service follows the airline’s recent announcement that it will start flying twice daily to Brisbane from 1 June 2023.
Speaking about the increased frequencies, Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “To have the two cities operating back at pre-pandemic frequencies is a phenomenal milestone in our restoration of Australia capacity and testament to our longstanding commitment to flying down under.
“We have provided services for Australia since our first flight to Melbourne in 1996. During this time, we have proudly transported more than 40 million passengers and continued flying to Australia during the pandemic.
"We continue to record significant demand for our services, so we’re dedicated to offering Australians and travellers more options to travel, including our new Premium Economy cabin with Australia being one of the first markets to be offered this class.”
Melbourne Airport CEO Lorie Argus added: “We’re thrilled that Emirates is enhancing its commitment to Melbourne. It’s great news for customers as it provides extra capacity for the strong demand we’re seeing for travel from Melbourne to Europe and Asia. It’s also great news for Victorian exporters, with the Boeing 777-300 aircraft providing additional freight opportunities into Asia and the Middle East.”
Emirates has been serving Australia for more than 25 years, progressively growing its services to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth via its Dubai hub.
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