Emirates will add Brisbane to its growing network of Airbus A380 routes, with the daily EK434/EK435 services between Brisbane and Dubai running on a superjumbo from October 2nd this year.
It's a big step up in both size and comfort from the Boeing 777-300ER currently used on these flights, delivering Emirates' highly regarded first class suites (with in-flight showers) along with a bar for business and first class passengers.
The flight will also be available under a Qantas codeshare, of course, so that travellers can rake up the maximum number of frequent flyer points and status credits.
There's also a bonus for Brisbane business travellers: these flights continue to Auckland and back, offering the chance to enjoy superb trans-Tasman service.
“The Auckland-Brisbane-Dubai route is a popular choice among business and leisure travellers alike" said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Far East and Australasia.
"The new Emirates A380 service will be instrumental in helping Emirates meet this growing passenger demand as well as deliver considerable economic benefits through inbound seats and travel connections."
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