Emirates resumed its daily A380 Dubai-Melbourne service on February 1, 2022, nearly two years after stopping all A380 flights to Australia because of the pandemic.
The return of the popular A380 aircraft increases capacity on Emirates’ flights between Melbourne and its Dubai hub by over 50%. As Australia’s international borders have reopened and travel demand rises, more travellers have more options.
Because Emirates is the official airline and partner of the ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai, the A380 plane arrived in Melbourne with a special Expo livery.
“At Emirates, we are overjoyed to see the A380 return to Melbourne.” “With the return of the Victorian capital to our A380 network, Australians will have greater choices for leisure and business travel,” said Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia, in a statement.
“This year marks the 25th anniversary of our service to Australia, with Melbourne serving as our first Australian destination in 1996.” Our devotion to this country is as great today as it was then. Adding more seats to our Melbourne service demonstrates our commitment as we continue to expand our services to Australia.”
Australia is Emirates’ third-largest market for A380 operations. Melbourne will join Sydney in providing Emirates’ A380 services, which resumed on December 1, 2021.
The A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER, which operates to Melbourne four times per week.