Emirates will present four each day flights in between Sydney and Dubai from March 25 2018 as the airline moves to change the potential remaining withdrawn by alliance companion Qantas.
The new support EK417 has been scheduled as an early evening departure from Sydney, arriving in Dubai a tiny after midnight. The reciprocal EK416 can take off from Dubai in the evening, arriving in Sydney in late afternoon. The flights will be operated by Airbus A380s.
Emirates’ new flight from Sydney closely mirrors the current A380 Qantas QF1 schedule, which is remaining rerouted from Sydney-Dubai-London Heathrow to Sydney-Singapore-London from March 25 2018.
Having said that, QF2 can take off from Dubai in the early morning, compared with the new EK416’s evening departure.
Emirates stated in a statement on Wednesday the new support would compliment Qantas’s changes to its flights to London.
Presently, Emirates’s a few Sydney-Dubai flights, all served by A380s, depart at 0600, 1830 and 2110 each day. The departures from Dubai are scheduled at 0150, 0845 and 1015.
It is the most current transfer from the Dubai-headquartered Emirates in response to changes to Qantas’s London functions.
Qantas declared in late 2016 it was ending its Melbourne-Dubai-London A380 support in favour of a Melbourne-Perth-London presenting with Boeing 787-9s, linking the continents of Europe and Australia with frequently scheduled nonstop passenger flights for the first time.
Then in August, Qantas stated it would withdraw from Dubai completely by rerouting its Sydney-Dubai-London flights to Sydney-Singapore-London. It would go on to codeshare on all Emirates’ flights out of Australia as component of their alliance.
The fourth each day flight from Emirates restores that shed potential from Qantas exiting the route.
Emirates has also formerly declared it would transfer to a few each day flights in between Brisbane and Dubai (like one by way of Singapore) and upgauge one of its a few each day Melbourne-Dubai flights to an A380.
The changes will mean Emirates will operate 91 flights a week in between Australia and Dubai by March 2018, compared with 77 a week at the moment. The airline serves Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney from its Dubai hub, with some flights running by way of Singapore or Bangkok.
Qantas and Emirates approach to request reauthorisation from the Australian Competitors and Consumer Fee (ACCC) for their international alliance that was first struck in 2013.