Emirates to deploy A380 to Perth

17 Dec 2014 by Clement Huang

Emirates will deploy the Airbus A380 to Perth from 1 May 2015. The Gulf carrier will up-gauge one of its existing three daily services between Dubai and the Western Australian capital.

The switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to one of the carrier’s flagship superjumbo aircraft will result in an increase of 136 seats per flight. 

“For business and leisure travellers, the Dubai-Perth route is a popular choice and our new Emirates A380 service will be instrumental in helping the airline meet this growing passenger demand as well as deliver substantial economic benefits through travel connections and inbound seats,” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations – East.

“Australian customers are strategic to Emirates, and the deployment of a fifth Emirates A380 service to the country in association with Qantas demonstrates this further," he concluded.

The strong partnership that Emirates shares with Qantas will result in both carriers operating a total seven daily A380 services between Dubai and Australia. Over the past year, the Gulf carrier has introduced daily A380 services to Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, while adding a second daily A380 service to Sydney as well.

The A380 serving Perth will feature a three-class configuration with 14 in first class, 76 in business and 401 in economy. The Dubai–Perth service will operate daily as EK420 that departs Dubai at 0255 and arrives at Perth International Airport at 1735. The return flight, EK421 will take off again from Perth at 2210 and arrive back in Dubai at 0525 the following day.

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Clement Huang

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