An extra flight has been added to the Sydney-Dubai route to improve connections between Australia and the UAE.
Emirates has revealed its plans to add a second plane on its service from Dubai to Sydney, which will boost tourist numbers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Last week, the airline announced a second Airbus A380 will be added to the route from June 1st and this will mean there is an extra early morning service for flights to Australia. Currently, the EK414 flight leaves Dubai at 02:15 local time and arrives in Sydney at 22:05, returning at 06:00 and finishing the journey in Dubai at 14:30.
Emirates’ Senior Vice-President of Commercial Operations, Far East and Australasia, Salem Obaidalla said the decision to add an extra flight is the result of growing demand for an early-morning service to fly to Sydney.
“Australia represents an important market for Emirates and ranks in the top three countries on Emirates’ global network,” he said.
Mr Obaidalla added that the plane would help support the trade between Australia and the UAE, allow 1,890 extra people to fly to Sydney every week, and provide an additional 4,400 jobs.
This comes just after Emirates operated two one-off services to Barcelona, Spain, following a rise in demand from customers.
The Emirates A380 service touched down at El Prat Airport on February 24th and March 1st.
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