ATPI Cruise & Travel welcomes the recent announcement by Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, that it will upgauge its second daily flight EK431/430 between Brisbane and Dubai to their flagship Airbus A380 starting with effect from 01 October 2024. The outbound flight will depart Brisbane at 01.55am and arrive into Dubai at 10.05am. This upgauge of equipment means that an additional almost 100,000 extra passengers per year will be able to travel between Queensland and Europe.

Travellers from Perth will also benefit from Emirates’ ramping up of its Australian operations, with a second daily service between Perth and Dubai being added from 01 December 2024. This service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER and will depart Perth at 06.00am and arrive into Dubai at 13.10am. The reinstatement of Emirates’ second daily service from Perth will add another 250,000 seats per year on the Perth – Dubai route.