EK ups SYD to four daily

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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.

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