Emirates to fly second daily Airbus A380 from Dubai to Perth

Emirates airline will start a second daily Airbus A380 aircraft from Dubai to Perth in Australia, as it plans to fly its flagship superjumbo to more destinations in 2016.

The A380 will be replacing Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from August 1. Emirates made the A380 aircraft the backbone of its fleet, with about 65 operating currently and more than 70 on order.

“With more A380s on order, we look forward to continue utilising this highly popular aircraft to serve customer and capacity demand on key routes,” said Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Emirates.


Perth will be among the 39 destinations served by A380 by Emirates. After starting the second daily A380, Emirates will be able to transport around 14,000 passengers inbound and outbound between Dubai and Perth per week.

It will also connect its passengers to an additional 55 Australian destinations, thanks to its tie-up with Australian airline Qantas.

For East-bound destinations, Emirates started an A380 service configured in two-classes to Kuala Lumpur on January 1. It will also put the A380 on its Taipei route from May 1.

Additionally, Emirates flies its double decker plane to the following destinations in the Far East and Australasia: Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Brisbane.

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