Emirates brings A380 back to Perth from November 1

The superjumbo soars once more between Dubai and Perth as demand for travel continues to surge.

By David Flynn, September 12 2022
Emirates brings A380 back to Perth from November 1

Perth’s globetrotters are set to once again enjoy some of the world’s best first class and business class experiences as Emirates resumes flying its Airbus A380 to the WA capital from November 1 – a full month earlier than the previously-planned December 1 debut.

Now this is how you fly...
Now this is how you fly...

And it’s not just about those private suites and well-appointed seats – part of the Gulf carrier’s superjumbo’s appeal are inflight showers and drinks at the signature cocktail bar.

The cocktail bar is an iconic part of the Emirates A380 experience.
The cocktail bar is an iconic part of the Emirates A380 experience.

Emirates has confirmed to Executive Traveller that the A380 will now replace the Boeing 777 on its daily EK420/EK421 service as of November 1.

“Due to the consistently high demand for international travel out of Western Australia, we are thrilled that Perth will be joining our A380 network earlier than planned, which comes right as we proudly celebrate 20 years of flying to the city,” sats Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President Australasia.

Emirates' A380 first class flyers can freshen up before landing in one of two private shower suites.
Emirates' A380 first class flyers can freshen up before landing in one of two private shower suites.

That superjumbo-sized demand was supercharged by the European summer, Emirates reports, with European cities making up eight of its top ten destinations Australians are currently flying to.

Topping the list is the UK followed by Italy, France, Greece and Ireland in the top five; Spain, Lebanon, Germany, The Netherlands and Turkey round out the leaderboard.

However, the Perth-bound A380 won’t have premium economy, which is now being expanded to Sydney, Melbourne, London and Paris.

Emirates reopened its sizeable Perth lounge on July 28, in line with Sydney and Melbourne – with a standout feature being the ability to board the Emirates flight directly from the lounge.

Lounge access is available for business and first class passengers plus Platinum and Gold frequent flyers in both the Emirates Skywards and Qantas Frequent Flyer programs.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Aug 2022

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Unless you are going to North Africa or the Middle East, I’d think Qantas’ QF9/10 would be better for Europe considering BA’s strong intercontinental frequencies to Rome, Paris, Athens and Frankfurt.

QFF

19 Sep 2013

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That would be great for my planned trip to the UK next year. Prefer Qatar J and am still hoping that they will also bring a 380 back. But an Emirates 380 would be just fine for those long hauls.


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