Emirates’ resumption of operations in Australia continues with the introduction of a new daily flight to Brisbane.
Emirates will begin operating the second daily flight to and from Brisbane using a Boeing 777-300ER on 1 June 2023. Emirates flight EK 430 departs Dubai at 0230hrs and arrives in Brisbane at 2220hrs. EK 431, the return flight, departs Brisbane at 0250hrs and arrives in Dubai at 1100hrs local time. The airline now operates a daily A380 flight to Brisbane.
With the additional flight, Emirates will resume pre-pandemic service to Brisbane. The project will increase capacity through Brisbane by more than a quarter-million seats per year in both directions.
Barry Brown, Divisional Vice President Australasia at Emirates, said: “Our second daily service to Brisbane begins as we proudly celebrate 20 years of flying to the sunshine state. This service will cater to the demand of Australians looking to travel overseas and welcome more travellers and tourists from Dubai and across our global network to enjoy Queensland, Australia’s tourism mecca”.
“The additional service combined with our daily A380 to Brisbane means Emirates will offer almost 12,000 seats to and from Brisbane every week. This is another important milestone in the resumption of our Australian capacity and reaffirms our longstanding commitment to flying down under. We look forward to welcoming more Australians on board to enjoy the Emirates experience.”
“This is a huge vote of confidence in the Brisbane and Queensland markets. It virtually doubles Emirates’ capacity between the two cities overnight, providing additional seats for important Middle Eastern and European markets. “This is a huge brick in the wall in terms of reconstructing what was lost by covid,” says Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO of Brisbane Airport Corporation.
“In October, we will mark the 20th anniversary of Emirates’ arrival in Brisbane. The airline remained a lifeline for repatriating Australians throughout the pandemic and allowing vital Queensland exports to continue.”
These new flights will also help to bring down airfares, which have been raised owing to excessive demand and insufficient availability.”
The extension was funded by the Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, a $200 million combined State Government and industry fund established to improve Queensland’s tourism sector.
“The increased service is anticipated to produce an additional 730 direct and indirect jobs for the state,” said Queensland Acting Premier Steven Miles. Emirates’ large global network of over 130 destinations will provide a strong connection with the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, and North America.”
Emirates will operate 49 weekly flights to Australia, beginning in Brisbane on 1 June 2023, boosting the rebirth of tourism and increasing trade and commercial prospects by giving travellers even greater access to and from Australia.
Bookings can be made at emirates.com, the Emirates App, or through online and offline travel agencies.