As borders begin to reopen and travel demand continues to rise, Emirates is not only introducing daily flights to Brisbane from March 1, 2022, it is also bringing back the Airbus A380 aircraft for this service.
Currently, flights to and from Brisbane are scheduled six times per week using the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. From March 1, 2022, the flights will increase to seven times per week, and will be operated by the A380 double-decker plane.
This increased frequency alongside an upgrade in capacity due to the aircraft change will provide approximately 3,000 additional seats per week.
Brisbane is the third Australian city to welcome back the A380 Emirates superjumbo. Emirates currently offers daily services between Emirates’ hub in Dubai and Sydney and, from March 1, 2022, Sydney will be served with twice-daily A380 services. Daily A380 services to Melbourne commenced on February 1, 2022.
“Since late last year, we have been busy quickly adapting our operations and boosting capacity in response to demand arising from the re-opening of our borders. As part of our unrelenting commitment to the country we have been determined to return to normalcy, where possible, as the travel industry recovers from the pandemic,” Emirates Divisional vice president for Australasia Barry Brown said in a statement.
“We are also thrilled to see the A380’s return to Brisbane, making it the latest addition to our A380 network and making it our third point in the country to once again be served by our iconic aircraft. With the latest changes we have introduced to our operations in Australia, travelers to and from Brisbane will have more opportunities for leisure and business travel.”