Emirates is to move to a twice-daily service on its Dubai-Sydney route from next month, with both flights served by the A380 superjumbo.
The additional frequency will operate from March 1, and follows the decision by the Australian government to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers from February 21.
Flight EK412 will depart Dubai at 1015, arriving into Sydney at 0700 the following day, with the return leg EK413 leaving Australia’s largest city at 2145 and landing back in Dubai at 0515 the following day.
The second daily service will complement flight EK414, which departs Dubai at 0200, arriving into Sydney at 2230, and EK415 which leaves Sydney at 0600 and lands back in Dubai at 1320.
The A380 operating the route is configured with 14 first class suites, 76 fully flat seats in business class and 426 seats in economy.
Emirates has also recently upgraded its daily Melbourne service from its B777-300ER to the larger A380. Brisbane and Perth continue to be served by the B777-300ER.
The addition of the second daily service to Sydney means the carrier will offer over 1,000 seats per day to New South Wales.
The move follows this week’s news that British Airways is to resume flights between London and Sydney (via Singapore) on March 29 – a route which has been suspended since April 2020.