Emirates adds Adelaide flights, trebles Perth service
Updated with A380s to Moscow
The Emirates global site shows that there will be four times weekly 777-300ER services to Adelaide from 1 November in the inferior and irrelevant jet consistently rejected by the geniuses running Qantas full tilt into ruin.
It also adds a further five flights to its daily double 777-300ERs between Perth and Dubai on 1 December, rising to a treble daily return schedule from 1 March next year.
In other news it will start A330 flights to Warsaw in Poland, and make Lyon, near the French alps, and the restaurant capital of France, its third French city after Paris and Nice.
Below is an extract from the website:
Earlier this week Emirates said it would upscale its Paris flights to double daily A380s, and there were further reports in the general media that New York City will also increase to double daily A380s and that the 2013 upgraded version of the giant Airbus will replace 777-300ERs on its flights between Dubai and San Francisco.
Shortly after the extra 777s to Australia were posted on its site, Emirates also announced it would replace one of its 777s to Moscow with a daily A380 from 1 December.
Emirates has the world’s largest fleets of A380s and 777s and at one stage in the past, had the largest fleet of A330s, the remnants of which are swept up by what is the world’s second largest order for Airbus A350s, and it has small numbers of A340s, both -300s and -500s in service. The Dubai carrier is also pushing Boeing to develop the 777-X series, which some reports anticipate will be announced at the Farnborough Air Show near London next week.
The new Perth and Adelaide services will use three class 777 configurations. Both cities, but especially Perth, are important resource sector destinations. Adelaide has long been regarded by Tourism Australia as having considerable potential in the European travel market into Australia, and Emirates, which is the largest carrier between Australia and Germany, will be able to offer one stop time saving discount flights into a large range of primary and secondary cities in Europe and the UK.
Emirates launched Barcelona services last week. In previous guidance Emirates has said it will apply more A380s than it does now to most of its major Australian city routes to cope with growth, and it is a vocal proponent of a 10 metres stretch of the jet that would make it a three class airliner of more than 600 seats in some configurations.
However if the same people that own Emirates don’t do something about the over crowded state of Dubai Airport, and its congested approach and departure routes, it will all turn into camel dust.