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Thursday, May 16, 2013

EMIRATES confirms A380 for Brisbane.

EK 434 From 02 October arrives at 0605 from DXB and departs at 0750 to AKL. Return flight EK 435 at 1915 from AKL out at 2100hrs to DXB.

BNE now joins the big boys with a super A380. Thank you Emirates.

Source E Travel Blackboard news and Emirates.

Emirates’ Airbus A380 to be Launched to Brisbane and Auckland
Thursday, 16 May 2013

Queenslanders will have the opportunity to experience the state of the art Airbus A380 aircraft for the first time with the announcement that Emirates will operate flights EK434 and EK435 between Auckland, Brisbane and Dubai on the new aircraft from 2 October 2013.

Adding the Airbus A380-800 to one of Emirates’ two daily Brisbane services will see an increase in capacity of 132 seats for sale per flight and 1,848 week, reinforcing Emirates’ commitment to Queensland passengers. The double-daily service is currently operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, offering 354 seats.

“On the back of growing passenger demand on the route as well as demand for the aircraft, we will become the first airline to bring the state-of-the-art A380 to Brisbane, offering Queenslanders the chance to experience this revolutionary aircraft and the best service in the sky first-hand,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Far East and Australasia.

“The Auckland-Brisbane-Dubai route is a popular choice among business and leisure travellers alike and the new Emirates A380 service will be instrumental in helping Emirates meet this growing passenger demand as well as deliver considerable economic benefits through inbound seats and travel connections”, he continued.

“Australia represents an important market for Emirates and ranks in the top three countries on Emirates’ global network. Central to this relationship is the ongoing support for tourism and trade provided by adding larger capacity aircraft between our two countries, and a fourth A380 for Australia will further complement our partnership with Qantas,” Mr Obaidalla concluded.

Together with Qantas, from October a total of six daily A380 services will operate to Dubai, offering a seamless A380 experience through Dubai International Airport’s Concourse A, the world’s first purpose built A380 terminal, to 21 A380 serviced destinations on the network including London Heathrow, Manchester, Paris and Rome.

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