Emirates announced that it is increasing its capacity on flights from Dubai to Brisbane starting December 16, 2021. The announcement follows the easing of local government restrictions on international travel, after the state of Queensland had achieved its goal of ensuring 80% of the population had received a double dose of the COVID-19 vaccination
The announcement, which was made on December 16, 2021, also stated that the airline will resume its Perth flights to fully-vaccinated passengers beginning February 5, 2022. This statement came days after Western Australia declared that it will open its borders from the same date.
Flight EK 340 from Dubai to Brisbane will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration. Emirates will also increase its weekly capacity on flights to Brisbane, boosting the frequency of flights EK430/431 between Dubai and Brisbane to five times weekly, effective January 1, 2022, with the potential to increase depending on demand.
The airline also plans to increase its Dubai-Perth route (flight numbers EK420/421) to five times weekly.
“Emirates is excited to increase our inbound capacity to Brisbane and Perth as part of the continued return of international travel across the country. As the demand for international travel grows by the day, we’re offering greater connectivity for eligible Australians looking to return home and be reunited with their loved ones,” Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia said.
Brown continued: “This comes as we’re celebrating 25 years of flying to Australia and have already increased our services to Sydney and Melbourne and brought back our flagship A380 to serve our customers traveling into and out of New South Wales.”
Passengers wishing to enter Western Australia (Perth) can view arrival requirements here, and those who have plans to arrive in Queensland (Brisbane) can check arrival regulations and requirements on the Queensland Government website.