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Emirates To Further Boost Peak Flight Time Capacity Out Of Perth

March 25, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

With the arrival of the first A380 into the Perth market on May 1st on flight EK420/421, Emirates has confirmed a further planned increase in capacity on another of its services out of Western Australia this year, with EK424/425 to be upgraded from a B777-200 to a B777-300ER from July.

The addition of these two aircraft on the morning and late evening departures will provide an additional 229 seats on those two peak-time flights to Dubai, offering Perth travellers more opportunities to seamlessly connect to Emirates extensive global network of destinations.

“Perth travellers have embraced our services and connections through our hub in Dubai to our global network” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations East.

“By increasing capacity in the morning and evening we can provide the optimum level of capacity at these times and greater connectivity to our network, particularly to our popular European destinations,” he added.

In line with the upgrading of these two services to larger and more modern members of the fleet, Emirates will suspend operation of the third daily Perth-Dubai service (EK423) which departs in the afternoon and the return Dubai-Perth service (EK422) as of July 6th. All passengers already booked on EK422/423 after this date will be advised of the schedule change and reaccommodated on other Emirates services.

“In making the decision to suspend EK422/423 Emirates considered the needs and preferred travel patterns of the West Australian travelling public. Emirates is committed to Perth passengers and looks forward to being the first airline to bring the state-of-the-art A380 to the city from May, offering residents the chance to experience this revolutionary aircraft on our evening departure, as well as provide more seats for travellers on our early morning departure with the introduction of the B777-300ER on that flight,” said Barry Brown.

In line with the arrival of the A380, Emirates is also further investing into the market with an expanded lounge at Perth Airport. Set to open later this year, the lounge will offer increased capacity in order to cater for the passenger numbers that will be travelling on the A380.

The 777-300ER on EK424/425 will offer a three class configuration of 8 First Class, 42 Business and 310 Economy class seats. The A380 features 14 First Class, 76 Business and 400 Economy class seats as well as Wi-Fi throughout, 2,000 channels of ice in-flight entertainment, access to the world’s only on-board Shower Spas for First Class passengers and the On-Board Lounge where First Class and Business Class passengers can socialise at 40,000 feet.

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