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October 6, 2016 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Emirates is offering passengers travelling between Melbourne and Dubai a second daily direct flight option, with flights EK408 and EK409 to begin operating as nonstop services from 31 October 2016. To celebrate, Emirates is currently running a sale on Economy Class fares from Melbourne to Europe, starting from $1,362 return*.

Operated by an Emirates’ B777-300ER aircraft, the early morning flight, EK409, will depart Melbourne at 06:00hrs and land in Dubai at 13:05hrs, meaning travellers can have breakfast in Melbourne, lunch in Dubai and then travel onwards for dinner in one of Emirates European destinations. The inbound flight, EK408, will depart Dubai (DXB) at 03:30hrs and arrive in Melbourne (MEL) at 23:50hrs.

Travellers that book before 19 October, will be able to enjoy European flight fares in Economy Class return to Amsterdam from $1,362, Milan from $1,369, Rome from $1,387, Dublin from $1,445 and Barcelona from $1,461*.

The three class configured B777-300ER aircraft, with 8 suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class, and 310 seats in Economy Class, offering passengers world class on-board comfort, entertainment and service.

All travellers can look forward to Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system, offering more than 2,500 channels of entertainment, as well as on board connectivity with Wi-Fi, gourmet cuisine and a generous luggage allowance of up to 35kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50kg in First Class.

Emirates Skywards members can also take advantage of the recently introduced Cash+Miles offering, which allows customers to book a seat on any Emirates flight, in any class, and pay with a combination of cash and Skywards Miles.

Emirates offers a total of four daily flights from Melbourne to Dubai with codeshare partner Qantas, including three services operated by an A380 aircraft and one flight on an Emirates B777-300ER. With this change, from 31 October 2016, these four daily services will include two daily nonstop flights to Dubai on Emirates and one flight on Qantas aircraft, as well as one daily Emirates flight to Dubai that operates via Singapore (SIN).

The current service from Melbourne to Dubai goes via Kuala Lumpur (KUL) in both directions. The change to a nonstop flight will save passengers approximately two and half hours in travel time in each direction when travelling between Dubai and Melbourne.

Emirates is currently working with travel agents and tour operators regarding alternative travel plans for passengers booked for travel to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on the EK408 or EK409 services after 31 October 2016.

Sale fares are available on selected flights for bookings made between 21 September and 19 October, and for travel between 31 October 2016 and 22 November 2016. Other terms and conditions apply.

For more information on Emirates or bookings visit, your local travel agent or call Emirates on 1300303 777.

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