Since the launch of our flights to Australia in 1996, we have carried more than 27.68 million passengers, providing a boost to the country’s A$28 billion annual income through tourism. In 2015/16, we carried more than 3.35 million passengers and 124,600 tonnes of high value cargo on our Australia flights.
Emirates is the largest foreign carrier operating to Australia, flying 77 times per week – daily to Adelaide, twice daily to Brisbane and Perth, and three times daily to Melbourne and Sydney. Twenty eight of those flights connect across the Tasman from eastern Australia’s capitals to Auckland and Christchurch.
Emirates currently deploys a mix of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft on its Australia services. Emirates has progressively up-gauged direct services to Australia from B777s to A380s and currently operates a daily A380 service to Brisbane and twice daily A380 services to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The up-gauges equate to an increase in capacity of 38% on those services, reinforcing Emirates’ commitment to business and leisure passengers visiting Australia.
Our global partnership with Qantas is an important part of our relationship with Australia. The agreement has opened up greater access to Australia via the extensive Qantas domestic network, and connects Australia more seamlessly with the rest of the world via our Dubai hub.
Read more about Emirates’ operations in our factsheet Emirates and Australia (Opens a PDF in a new window)