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Sydney Gets Second Daily Emirates A380 Service

Following news release is issued for Emirates Airline:

News Release, 27 February 2013

Sydney Gets Second Daily Emirates A380 Service

Emirates will add a second Airbus A380 service on the Sydney-Dubai route from June 1, 2013. The second A380 will operate on Sydney’s early morning service and demonstrates the demand for the flagship aircraft.

Auckland already has double daily Emirates A380s, one service flying to Dubai via Sydney and the other via Melbourne.

The second Sydney-Dubai service is currently served by a Boeing 777-300ER, and deploying the Airbus A380 on Emirates flights EK414 and EK415 will see an increase in capacity of 1,890 seats per week out in and out of Sydney.

Emirates flight EK415 departs Sydney at 6am and arrives in Dubai at 2.30pm local time. Flight EK414 departs Dubai at 2.15am and arrives in Sydney at 10.05pm local time,

“Emirates’ decision to commit a second A380 on the flights to Sydney is a clear indication of customer demand for the state-of-the-art aircraft and the growing popularity of the early morning Sydney service,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East and Australasia.

““Adding larger capacity aircraft is central to our strategy of meeting growing passenger demand, while supporting trade between our two countries. A second A380 for Sydney also compliments our proposed plans for the partnership with Qantas,” he added.

Pending regulatory approval, the Qantas and Emirates global aviation partnership will commence March 31, and will see Qantas and Emirates as the only airlines operating at Dubai International Airport’s Concourse A, built exclusively for the A380. The two airlines will jointly offer 98 weekly services between Australia and the global gateway city of Dubai, including five daily A380 flights from June 1.

Concourse A has the capacity to handle 15 million passengers a year, offering customers a seamless and unrivalled experience in terms of comfort and convenience, as well the ability to connect to 20 Emirates A380 destinations around the world.

The Emirates A380 is set in a three-class configuration, with 399 seats in Economy Class on the lower level and 76 fully flat-bed, mini-pods in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites on the upper level. Passengers in the First Class cabin can freshen up in one of two on-board shower spas before joining fellow premium class travellers in the on-board lounge where they can enjoy complimentary beverages and canapés.

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