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Emirates celebrates five years of flying to Adelaide

November 3, 2017 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Emirates is celebrating five years of flying to Adelaide this month, after commencing four weekly flights on 1 November 2012. The airline now flies daily, with all flights operated by a B777-300ER aircraft, to Emirates’ hub in Dubai.

By the end of 2017, Emirates will have carried over one million passengers in its five years of flying to Adelaide.

Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia, said that this is a testament to the adventurous nature of Adelaide passengers and increased global interest in the market.

“Over the past five years Emirates has increased connectivity between Adelaide and the rest of the world as part of our global route network. We’re proud to operate daily flights with seamless connections to Europe, Africa and more,” said Mr Brown.

“Emirates’ arrival in the market marked the largest aircraft operating into Adelaide and we continue to be the only airline featuring a First Class cabin. This is an illustration of our continued commitment to our Adelaide passengers to ensure that they have a superior experience when flying with us,” said Mr Brown.

“Adelaide continues to be an important market for us, in terms of passengers and cargo. We have also formed relationships with a number of South Australian suppliers across food and wine, which allows us to provide a world class inflight experience across our service offering,” said Mr Brown.

Emirates works closely with South Australian suppliers for its inflight dining such as Penfolds and South Australian Angus Beef. Emirates’ also works closely with Adelaide based chefs when designing its menus to ensure that it captures the flavours of the city.

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, have freighted more than 11 million kilograms of cargo since 2012. This has opened up markets around the world as part of Emirates’ global route network, including the Middle East, Europe, Indian subcontinent, Africa, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Meat, fresh produce, manufactured goods and pharmaceuticals rank among the Emirates’ biggest goods freighted between Adelaide and Emirates’ global route network.

Adelaide was among 16 new destination Emirates commenced in 2012, and the airline now flies to over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries and territories.

Europe continues to be Adelaide passengers’ favourite destination as part of Emirates’ global route network, with London, Rome, Paris and Dublin among the top five hotspots they travel to. Emirates’ hub in Dubai also ranks among the top five, with many passengers taking advantage of the free stopover to explore the cosmopolitan city.

Emirates operates 14 flights per week between Adelaide and Dubai, bringing its total Australian services to 77 weekly passenger flights including services to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and 3 freighters per week from Sydney.

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