Emi­rates ex­pands A380 ser­vices to Asia Pacific

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Emi­rates will ex­pand its Air­bus A380 ser­vices in the Asia Pacific re­gion next year, with the ad­di­tion of a sec­ond daily flight to Sin­ga­pore and its sixth A380 ser­vice to Aus­tralia.

Ef­fec­tive 1 March 2016, Emi­rates will up­grade its daily Dubai-Sin­ga­pore-Mel­bourne ser­vice from a Boe­ing 777 air­craft to the dou­ble-decker A380.

This will make Aus­tralia the third largest A380 des­ti­na­tion for Emi­rates, with six daily A380 ser­vices to four Aus­tralian cities - Syd­ney, Mel­bourne, Bris­bane and Perth.

“Emi­rates’ daily ser­vice be­tween Dubai and Mel­bourne, through Sin­ga­pore, has proven a pop­u­lar choice amongst trav­ellers and we’re pleased to be able to pro­vide ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity on this route by up-gaug­ing the air­craft to our flag­ship A380,” said Barry Brown, Emi­rates' di­vi­sional se­nior vice pres­i­dent of com­mer­cial - east.

“With 65 A380s in the Emi­rates fleet serv­ing 35 des­ti­na­tions glob­ally, and a fur­ther 75 air­craft on or­der, it re­mains firmly em­bed­ded in the fu­ture ex­pan­sion plans for our global net­work.”

The Emi­rates' A380 op­er­at­ing the Dubai-Sin­ga­pore-Mel­bourne route is able to carry 519 pas­sen­gers in three cab­ins, with 14 seats in first class, 76 in busi­ness class and 429 in econ­omy.

The lat­est A380 ser­vice to the Asia Pacific re­gion fol­lows the an­nounce­ment of Emi­rates' fourth daily A380 flight to Bangkok, which will start on 1 De­cem­ber 2015.

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