EMIRATES is continuing to bring its Australian services back online, yesterday announcing an additional daily service to Brisbane from 01 June.
The Boeing 777-300ER service means the airline will offer a total of nearly 12,000 seats per week to Brisbane, doubling its capacity from the daily A380 service it currently offers.
Flight EK 430 departs Dubai at 0230hrs, arriving in Brisbane at 2220hrs. The return flight, EK 431, departs Brisbane at 0250hrs to make an arrival in Dubai at 1100hrs local time.
The new service is supported by the $200 million joint State Government and industry Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, which was created to boost Queensland’s tourism economy.
The announcement comes as Emirates marks 20 years of flying to Brisbane, one of its four Australian gateways in its global network.
“This is another important milestone in the resumption of our Australian capacity and reaffirms our longstanding commitment to flying down under,” Emirates Regional Sales Manager Dean Cleaver said.
Brisbane Airport Corporation Gert-Jan de Graaff also commented, “It effectively doubles overnight the Emirates capacity between the two cities, delivering more seats for major Middle East and European markets”.
“In terms of rebuilding what was lost by COVID, this is a significant brick in the wall,” he added.
Pictured: Acting Premier of Queensland, Steven Miles, in front of an Emirates plane.