Emirates to launch A380 service to Perth

Beginning May 1, 2015

Emirates is launching its superjumbo to Perth, Australia from May 1, 2015.

The airline has announced that it will up-gauge one of its three daily services between Dubai and Perth to its A380.

The change from a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will see an increase in capacity of 136 seats per flight and 1,904 seats per week to the capital city of Western Australia.

Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations – East, said: “Emirates looks forward to being the first airline to bring the state-of-the-art A380 to Perth, offering residents the chance to experience this revolutionary aircraft and the best service in the sky first-hand, including spacious seating and generous luggage allowances in Economy Class, Wi-Fi throughout, 2,000 channels on ice, our award-winning inflight entertainment system, access to the world’s only on-board Shower Spas for First Class passengers and the On-Board Lounge where First Class and Business Class passengers can socialise at 40,000 feet.

“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.”

The aircraft will be Emirates’ fifth A380 service to the country, with a total of seven daily A380 services operate from Dubai to Australia with onward connections across the country via Qantas’ domestic network from May 1.

The announcement caps off a range of recent upgrades to Emirates’ Australian services, including the introduction of a daily A380 to Brisbane and Melbourne, a double daily A380 to Sydney and a daily Adelaide service.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the spacious twin-deck aircraft, with 56 in the fleet and 84 on order.

Emirates’ A380 programme has seen 12 new double-decker aircraft join the fleet and launch to 10 new A380 destinations in the past 12 months, including Barcelona, London-Gatwick, Zurich, Mumbai, Dallas, Kuwait, among others.

Emirates’ Perth A380 service will operate daily as EK420 departing Dubai at 2.55am and arriving at Perth International Airport at 5.35pm the same day.

The return flight, EK421, will depart Perth at 10.10pm and arrives in Dubai the following day at 5.25am, a flying time of 11 hours and 15 minutes.

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