13 May 2017

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Source: Emirates. Plane in Emirates livery.
Source: Emirates. Plane in Emirates livery.

Emirates will introduce a daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ two existing  daily services.

The direct service, to be operated on a B777-200LR aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 216 in Economy Class, will increase capacity on the route by 3,724 seats a week, inbound and outbound, between Brisbane and Emirates’ hub Dubai.

The inbound service EK430 will depart Dubai at 10pm, arriving in Brisbane at 6.15pm the following day. The outbound flight EK431 will depart Brisbane at 10:25pm, arriving in Dubai at 7am the following day.

The service will operate alongside flights EK434 and EK435, which operate nonstop between Dubai and Brisbane and onwards to Auckland, New Zealand, while flights EK432 and EK433 operate between Dubai and Brisbane via Singapore. Additionally, with codeshare partner Qantas, Emirates offers services to Singapore twice daily from Brisbane.

The news comes as Emirates announced it would be upgrading its third daily service to Melbourne from a B777-300ER to an A380 operation from 25 March 2018, allowing passengers to travel aboard Emirates’ A380 on all three daily flights between Melbourne and Dubai.

Australia is a popular destination for international travellers with its diverse cities and coastal lifestyle. Brisbane is renowned for its thriving culture and is the major international gateway to the Gold Coast, a tourist hot spot and host of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

From a cargo perspective, the 777-200LR offers 14 tonnes of cargo capacity in the bellyhold. Popular goods expected to be transported on these services include fresh meat and vegetables, as well as pharmaceuticals.

Passengers can enjoy more than 2,500 channels of Emirates' inflight entertainment system ice. Onboard connectivity is available with an inflight Wi-Fi system.

Emirates offers baggage allowances of up to 35kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50kg in First Class. Emirates currently operates 77 flights a week to Australia from Dubai, with flights to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. The addition of this service will bring this number, including Qantas operated flights, to 98 flights per week to Australia from Dubai.

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