EK ups SYD to four daily
EMIRATES will boost its overall Australian capacity by more than 7% with the announcement of a fourth daily Airbus A380 service between Sydney and Dubai.
Beginning Mar 25, the move will coincide with the redirection of Qantas services on the Kangaroo Route, which will operate from Sydney to London via Singapore instead of Dubai ( TD 31 Aug).
The additional Emirates service will add 6,846 seats per week to the route and provides an afternoon departure from Sydney that connects for early morning arrivals in Europe.
It also provides a new option for EK passengers to depart London and main European cities in the morning for an afternoon arrival in Sydney the next day.
“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.
The new inbound service, EK416, will depart DXB at 2040, arriving SYD at 1720 the next day.
Outbound service, EK417, will depart SYD at 1705, arriving in DXB at 0025 the following day.
The airline’s A380 is fitted with 489 seats in three classes.
MEANWHILE, EK has unleashed its 2018 earlybird offers on flights to Europe, on sale until 04 Oct.
Economy class fares departing Melbourne are priced from $1,319 to Dublin, $1,329 to Barcelona and $1,329 to London, based on travel between 01-27 Mar and 01-21 May.
Business fares include $6,959 to Dublin and $6,999 to London, for travel between 01 Mar-30 Sep.
Higher fares apply for other travel periods - emirates.com/au.