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.
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.
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.
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.