Emirates will increase frequencies on the Dubai-Perth route from next month, adding a fourth weekly service effective 1 April and moving to daily from 1 May. The frequency upgrade comes in response to pent-up demand for inbound and outbound travel following the reopening of Western Australia’s borders.
Emirates services will operate at 100% capacity on the Perth route, operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration.
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Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia said: “Emirates is excited to increase services to Perth as Western Australia’s borders reopen and demand for travel grows by the day”.
“We have been busy boosting our operations in response to the resumption of travel. As part of our commitment to Australia, we are playing a role in the recovery of its travel industry, and facilitating a return to normalcy, for our customers to have the freedom to travel again. We are thrilled to be able to offer greater connectivity for those looking to return home, travel and be reunited with loved ones.”
The easing of WA’s border restrictions will allow international travellers to enter Perth with no quarantine required on arrival, provided they are Australian citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members, or visa holders.
Passengers must provide proof of being triple vaccinated against COVID-19 with a TGA-approved vaccine, or double vaccinated if not eligible for a third dose. Western Australia regulations require arriving international passengers to undergo two rapid antigen tests (RATs), within 12 hours after arrival and on day 6. Passengers must also apply for a G2G Pass prior to travel.
Emirates currently operates twice-daily services to Sydney, and once-daily flights to Melbourne and Brisbane, that are all served by the flagship A380 with 516 seats on each flight.
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