Emirates doubles Premium Economy service from Melbourne to Dubai

Emirates doubles Premium Economy service from Melbourne to Dubai

Improvements made as part of the airline's retrofit programme of 126 aircraft

Emirates will introduce an additional Premium Economy service between Melbourne and Dubai from 1 February 2024 on EK408 and EK409.

The additional service follows the debut of Emirates’ Premium Economy service from Melbourne in April 2023, when the new cabin was made available on the daily EK406 and EK407 services. This latest development means Emirates now offers close to 800 weekly Premium Economy seats between Melbourne and its Dubai hub.

The Premium Economy dining experience includes a welcome drink served in fine glassware, and a selection of meals made with seasonal ingredients, served on Royal Doulton china tableware with stainless-steel cutlery.

The introduction of the additional Premium Economy service to Melbourne is part of Emirates’ multi-million dollar retrofit programme, where a total of 126 aircraft, including 67 A380s and 53 Boeing 777s, will be fitted with Premium Economy cabins. Currently, 22 A380s flying across the network have been fitted with Premium Economy cabins.

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In March last year, Emirates added a third daily service from Melbourne, which introduced a stopover in Singapore, as well as restoring the airline’s daily connection from Christchurch to Dubai via Sydney. 

In May, the airline introduced a third daily service to Sydney, before boosting available seats by upgrading this service to an A380 in November. A second daily flight was also added to Brisbane in June, and in September Emirates announced its planned return to Adelaide in summer 2024, further building on its commitment to provide customers expanded access to its route network.

Emirates currently operates 63 weekly services to Australia with the capacity to transport close to 56,000 passengers per week.

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