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Emirates is ramping up its Dubai-Brisbane flights with a third daily service commencing on December 1 2017, complementing the airline’s existing Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 flights to the Queensland capital.
Using a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, high flyers can relax in one of eight first class suites, each with closing doors for privacy and a (room temperature) mini bar:
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Business class sits just behind with 42 angled-flat beds in a 2-3-2 configuration…
… with the flights running non-stop between Brisbane and Dubai and allowing easy connections from there onwards to the UK, Croatia and the USA.
“We are thrilled to announce our third daily Brisbane service which highlights our continued commitment to the Brisbane region,” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Vice President for Australasia.
“As a major international gateway to the Gold Coast, the additional Brisbane service will provide travellers greater access to Queensland ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.”
Flight EK430 will depart Dubai at 10pm local time, arriving in Brisbane at 6:15pm the following evening – with EK431 wheels-up from Brisbane at 10:25pm to reach Dubai at 7am the next morning.
Emirates also provides a daily non-stop Airbus A380 service between Brisbane and Dubai, along with an also-daily Boeing 777-300ER flight from Brisbane to Singapore and then onwards to Dubai.
In addition, the airline runs a daily Airbus A380 jaunt from the Queensland capital to Auckland and back – and on all flights departing Brisbane, business class and first class passengers plus top-tier frequent flyers can board their flight direct from Emirates’ Brisbane Airport lounge, without stepping foot back in the terminal.
Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn status credits by booking their Emirates journey on a QF flight number, in addition to the frequent flyer points offered when travelling on both QF and EK flight codes.
Melbourne travellers are also in for an upgrade with all Emirates flights switching to Airbus A380s as of March 25 2018.