Emirates Sydney flights to be all-A380 by November this year

Emirates A380 flying in sky

Emirates has announced that all of its flights to Sydney will be operated on the double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft by November this year.

The change will add almost 2,000 extra seats each week to the route, which operates three times per day from the Middle East to Australia.

The third Sydney A380 flight will depart from Dubai at 2130hrs, arriving in Sydney at 1820hrs local time.

The returning flight departs Sydney at 2110hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0430hrs local time.

The A380 service is set in a three-class configuration offering 489 seats, including the airline’s Premium Economy cabin.

The increase in seats means more connection opportunities to and from Dubai, and global access to popular onwards destinations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Emirates currently operates 63 weekly services to Australia, offering close to 56,000 seats to and from its four major gateways.

Melbourne and Sydney operate three times daily, Brisbane is served with double daily flights, and the airline also operates its A380 daily to Perth.

Emirates has also reintroduced services from Melbourne to Singapore, in addition to connecting Sydney with Christchurch.

The airline has also announced that it is in close discussions with Adelaide Airport to recommence nonstop services as part of its commitment to reconnect travellers from every corner of Australia to its network.