Emirates has added a second Airbus A380 onto the Perth-Dubai route from today, August 1, with the superjumbo replacing the Boeing 777-300ER on the daily EK424/425 flight.
The move comes a little over a year since the Qantas partner began flying its first A380 into Perth in May 2015, with the double daily A380 route now boosting capacity by almost 100,000 seats per year.
It'll give WA travellers another chance to experience Emirates' A380 first class suites and inflight shower.
Australia is the third largest A380 destination for the Gulf powerhouse, with Perth's double daily schedule seeing seven of the airline's 11 daily flights from Dubai to Australia featuring the superjumbo.
"We’ve come a long way since our first flight to Australia almost 20 years ago and now when you look to the skies and see an Emirates aircraft, chances are it’ll be an A380," suggests Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Vice President for Australasia.
Emirates' UAE neighbour and competitor Etihad has also ramped up A380 flights to Australia with daily services from Sydney and Melbourne to Abu Dhabi, while Qatar Airways will swing its own superjumbo onto the Sydney-Doha trek in September 2016.
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