Emirates has announced the resumption of daily flights to Adelaide from October this year, meaning full capacity to Australia has been restored before the pandemic.
Flight EK440 will depart Dubai at 02:00 and arrive in Adelaide at 20:50. Return flight EK441 will depart Adelaide at 22:35 and arrive in Dubai at 05:15 the following day. Using Boeing 777-200LR, the service will provide 4,200 seats per week between the two cities.
“This is great news for our customers, who will once again be able to benefit from Emirates' extensive global network via Dubai. It offers travelers greater competition and choice, including through Emirates' codeshare agreement with Qantas, connecting the Middle East with Europe and Africa. “Equally, it creates significant tourism and wider economic opportunities to attract international visitors to Adelaide,” said Brenton Cox, Managing Director of Adelaide Airport.
The announcement comes after early In February, Emirates began doubling its premium flight offerings between Dubai and Melbourne. The airline also recently announced that it will relaunch a second flight to Perth in December this year with a Boeing 777-300R in addition to its existing A380 service.
Emirates is not the only airline to increase its number of flights to Perth Australia. Turkish Airlines also recently announced that it will launch a flight between Istanbul and Melbourne in March. Airlines saw a gap in the Australian market after the Australian government refused Qatar Airways' expansion request.