Emirates will upgrade its Melbourne-Singapore-Dubai flights to its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft from early next year, bringing with it an improved travel experience for all guests regardless of their seat number.
From March 2 2016, the superjumbo takes flight on EK405 from Melbourne (EK404 on the return) in place of the current Boeing 777-300ER.
Passengers can book the Melbourne-Singapore leg as a journey in itself or continue to Dubai and beyond to destinations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Emirates’ daily service between Dubai and Melbourne, through Singapore has proven a popular choice amongst travellers,” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ DSVP, Commercial East.
The upgrade marks Emirates’ sixth-daily A380 flight to Australia and the sole superjumbo plying the Melbourne-Singapore skies, after Singapore Airlines dropped its daily A380 on the same route in late 2014 in favour of a Boeing 777-300ER.
The Emirates A380 brings with it two ‘shower spas’ for first class passengers…
… fully-flat beds in business class with direct aisle access for every passenger – an improvement to the Boeing 777’s ‘sloping sleeper’ seats in business class…
… an inflight bar and lounge for both business and first class passengers…
… and more shoulder room for guests in economy.
Emirates also flies the A380 on its non-stop Melbourne-Dubai flights (EK407/406), and will retain the existing Boeing 777-300ER on flights from Melbourne to Dubai via Kuala Lumpur (EK409/408).
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