#FindYourEscape down under: Emirates launches fourth daily service to Sydney

2017-09-14 15:37 - Kavitha Pillay
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Cape Town - Giving travellers even more choices when it comes to exploring the world in pursuit of an ultimate escape, Emirates will introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney, starting from 25 March 2018.

Complementing its existing three daily A380 services and improving connections globally, the new service - operated by Emirates’ A380 aircraft - will increase passenger capacity on the route by 6 846 seats a week, inbound and outbound between Sydney and Emirates’ hub in Dubai, representing a 7.3% increase in capacity for Emirates’ Australian services.

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"The move will provide passengers travelling from Europe and North Africa greater connectivity to Australia. It also builds on Emirates’ partnership with Qantas, meeting continued demand for services to Dubai and complementing Qantas’ re-routing of its current Sydney to London service via Singapore - instead of Dubai," says the airline.

Emirates’ new service will offer passengers an afternoon departure from Sydney and arrival in main European cities the following morning. Flyers will also have the option to depart London and main European cities in the morning with an afternoon arrival in Sydney the next day with a short connection in Dubai.

Flight schedules

Between 25 March and 30 March 2018, the inbound service EK416 will depart Dubai at 20:40, arriving in Sydney at 17:20 the following day. Due to daylight savings from 31 March 2018, the arrival time changes to 16:30 the following day.

Between 26 March to 31 March 2018, the outbound service EK417 will depart Sydney at 17:05, arriving in Dubai at 00:25 the following day. Due to daylight savings from 1 April, the outbound service EK417 will depart Sydney 16:15, arriving the same time the following day.

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According to Emirates, all services will be operated by an A380 aircraft that offers 489 seats in a three-class cabin configuration with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 spacious seats in Economy.

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Enhancing services

Emirates, which was named Best Airline in the World and won the grand prize at the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards earlier this year, offers customers connections to 48 destinations within its global network via its Dubai hub.

"Earlier this year Emirates announced plans to enhance its Australian services, with a third daily service to be introduced between Dubai and Brisbane from 1 December 2017," says the airline.

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"Emirates will also up-gauge its third daily flight between Dubai and Melbourne from a B777-300ER to an A380 from 25 March 2018."

The airline currently operates 77 weekly flights from Dubai to Australia - with flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The third daily service to Brisbane and fourth daily service to Sydney will bring this to 91 weekly flights.

With a variety of must-see UNESCO sites in Australia to add to your travel bucket list, we delight in the increase of flights to get us there!

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