Emirates’ flagship A380 to return to Perth’s skies from 1 December

  • Date: 15-Aug-2022
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: UAE
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Emirates’ flagship A380 to return to Perth’s skies from 1 December

Emirates will reintroduce its flagship A380 to Perth from December 1 as part of the airline’s ramp up of services to Australia.

The upgauge will increase the airline's seating capacity between its hub Dubai and Perth, with close to 500 seats available on each flight.

"EK420 from Dubai will depart at 02:45, arriving in Perth at 17:20 the same day while EK421 flight will depart from Perth at 22:20, arriving in Dubai at 05:25 the following day. The daily A380 service will replace the existing daily Boeing 777- 300ER operation between Dubai and Perth," according to a statement issued by the Emirates on Monday.

The upgauge comes as Emirates proudly celebrates 20 years of serving the skies and communities of Perth, offering unparalleled connectivity to Dubai and across its global network.

In addition to its Perth services, Emirates also operates twice daily A380 services from Dubai to Melbourne and Sydney, and once daily service from Dubai to Brisbane.

Since its inaugural flight to Perth back in August 2002, Emirates has flown close to six million passengers between Perth and its Dubai hub, travelling more than 220 million kilometres on over 24,000 flights.

Initially starting as a four times weekly service, the airline expanded its Perth operations