Emirates will operate the Airbus A380 on its second of two daily services to Perth from August 1, replacing the 777-300ER that currently operates the EK424/EK425 rotation.
The Qantas alliance partner commenced A380 services to Perth last May operating EK420/EK421. The second daily A380 service – EK424 departs Dubai at 10.10am, arriving in Perth at 12.50am the next day, EK425 departs Perth at 6.00am, arriving in Dubai at 1pm same day – will allow Emirates to offer 14,000 seats a week between Dubai and Perth.
“Perth is one of the 39 A380 destinations on the Emirates network globally, including 13 east-bound destinations,” Thierry Antinori, the airline’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer said in a statement.
“With more A380s on order, we look forward to continue utilising this highly popular aircraft to serve customer and capacity demand on key routes.”
Australia is Emirates’ third largest destination for the A380. From August when the second Perth service is upgauged, seven of Emirates’ 11 daily flights from Dubai to Australia will be operated by the A380 (the A380 will operate a second daily service to Melbourne starts in March).