Dubai-based Emirates announced that it will introduce a third daily service from Dubai to Brisbane, Australia, as of December 1.
According to the airline, this will give passengers in the United Kingdom, France and North America greater access to Australia with only one stop in Dubai, as part of its global route network, which includes over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries and territories.
The direct service, to be operated on a B777-200LR aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 216 in Economy Class, will increase capacity on the route by 3,724 seats a week, inbound and outbound between Brisbane and Emirates’ hub Dubai. The inbound service will depart from Dubai at 22:00, arriving in Brisbane at 18:15 the following day. The outbound flight will depart from Brisbane at 22:25, arriving in Dubai at 07:00 the following day.
The service will operate alongside two existing daily services to Dubai: Flights EK434 and EK435 operate nonstop between Dubai and Brisbane and onwards to Auckland, New Zealand, while flights EK432 and EK433 operate between Dubai and Brisbane via Singapore.
Additionally, with codeshare partner Qantas, Emirates offers services to Singapore twice daily from Brisbane.
The news comes as Emirates announced it would be upgrading its third daily service to Melbourne from a B777-300ER to an A380 operation from 25 March 2018, allowing passengers to travel aboard Emirates’ A380 on all three daily flights between Melbourne and Dubai.