Emirates brings back the big birds to Brisbane

EK's A380 superjumbo set to return to the Queensland capital from 1 March 2022

Effective 1 March 2022, Emirates will boost capacity on the Brisbane route to a daily service, and re-introduce its flagship Airbus A380 to the Queensland capital in the one swoop.

Currently, flights to and from Brisbane are scheduled six times per week utilising the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The aircraft change and frequency increase, from next week, will provide approximately 3,000 additional seats per week to both inbound and outbound travellers.

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Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia said: “As an international airline that has been serving Australia for over 25 years, we are especially delighted to boost our services to Brisbane, adding more seats and frequency on flights to Dubai and bringing back our signature aircraft to the Queensland capital.

“Since late last year, we have been busy quickly adapting our operations and boosting capacity in response to demand arising from the re-opening of our borders. As part of our unrelenting commitment to the country we have been determined to return to normalcy, where possible, as the travel industry recovers from the pandemic,” Brown said.

“We are also thrilled to see the A380’s return to Brisbane, making it the latest addition to our A380 network and making it our third point in the country to once again be served by our iconic aircraft. With the latest changes we have introduced to our operations in Australia, travellers to and from Brisbane will have more opportunities for leisure and business travel.”

Effective 1 March 2022, Emirates will boost capacity on the Brisbane route to a daily service, re-introducing its flagship Airbus A380 to the Queensland capital.

Australians returning home and travelling onwards to other points can access any of 30 destinations in Qantas’ domestic network, made possible through its longstanding partnership with the airline.

The Emirates A380 experience remains highly sought-after by travellers for its spacious and comfortable cabins. The airline is gradually expanding the deployment of the aircraft in line with demand and operational approvals. With the addition of Brisbane to Emirates’ A380 network, the number of destinations served by the flagship aircraft on a scheduled basis will reach 29.

Emirates currently offers daily services between Emirates’ hub in Dubai and Sydney and, from 1 March, the New South Wales capital will be served with twice-daily A380 services. Daily A380 services to Melbourne commenced on 1 February, making Brisbane the third point in Australia to resume its signature A380 services. Emirates also offers three weekly services to Perth.

Emirates A380 First Class Suites

Emirates’ superjumbos feature 14 First Class suites, 76 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 426 seats in Economy Class. The daily Dubai/Brisbane route, effective 1 March is as follows:

Dates Flight Departure  Arrival
1 – 26 March EK430 (DXB/BNE) 02:50 22:40
2 – 27 March EK431 (BNE/DXB) 20:55 05:30 (next day)
27 March – 30 June EK430 (DXB/BNE) 02:30 22:20
28 March – 1 July EK431 (BNE/DXB) 21:55 05:10 (next day)
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