Emirates ramps up flights to Sydney, Melbourne; resumes Christchurch service


As travel demand to and from Australasia increases, Emirates has announced that it is ramping up its service to two major Australian hubs – Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) and Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport (MEL). 

The Dubai-based airline will also resume its trans-Tasman service route to Christchurch Airport (CHC) in New Zealand via Sydney. 

Starting March 26, 2023, Emirates’ Melbourne service will increase from two to three daily services between Dubai via Singapore. The airline will add a third daily direct service from Dubai to Sydney on May 1, 2023. 

The two services will operate on a three-class Boeing-777 300ER with economy, business and first class seats.

The increase in capacity supports the revival of tourism by providing travelers with even more access to and from Australia, as well as strengthening trade and business opportunities with the 22-ton freight capacity offered by the Boeing 777-300ER.

The Christchurch service via Sydney, will begin on March 26, 2023, using Emirates’ flagship A380 aircraft. 

“Adding a third daily service to Sydney and Melbourne will offer over 500,000 additional seats to and from Australia in a year. To have the two cities operating back at pre-pandemic frequencies is a phenomenal milestone in our restoration of Australia capacity and testament to our longstanding commitment to flying down under,” Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer said in a statement.

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