Emirates to go all A380 to Melbourne

DUBAI, 2 May 2017: Emirates will introduce an all-A380 service from Melbourne when it upgrades its third daily flight from the Australian city, EK408 and EK409, from a Boeing 777-300ER to an A380 service.

The move will add 945 seats per week to the Australian city from 25 March 2018, representing a 10% increase in capacity. This means Emirates customers can enjoy even more seamless “A380 to A380” connections via its hub in Dubai to 18 points in the UK and Europe.

The additional weekly seats on the route will support more business and leisure travel between Dubai and Melbourne and together with Qantas’ new Melbourne, via Perth, London B789 Dreamliner service, due to launch 24 March 2018. It will offer customers more options to London and Europe under the joint partnership.

The popular Emirates A380 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.

(Source: Emirates)