Emirates will deploy an A380 on its Dubai to Perth route in March, it has been reported.
The Gulf carrier is planning to replace one of the three-daily B777 aircraft that currently operates the route with a superjumbo.
It has slots approved and is set to introduce the A380 on March 1, according to thewest.com.au.
The service is scheduled to arrive in Perth at 1725, while the return flight will depart the city for Dubai at 2230.
Emirates refused to confirm the report.
A statement from the airline said: “Emirates is continually in dialogue with airports around the world and is always assessing its operations, however there is nothing to announce at this stage regarding the possibility of operating an A380 to Perth.”
Last week, it emerged that Emirates will add a second daily A380 onto its Dubai-Munich route from March (see news, November 13).