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Capacity Jump: Emirates Goes all Airbus A380 to Melbourne

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Emirates will provide an all-A380 service between Dubai and Melbourne when it upgrades its third daily flight from a Boeing 777-300ER to an A380 operation from 25 March 2018.

The move will add 945 seats per week, representing a 10% increase in capacity, allowing customers enjoy even more seamless “A380 to A380” connections via its hub in Dubai to 18 points in the UK and Europe.

The additional weekly seats on the route will support more business and leisure travel between Dubai and Melbourne and together with Qantas’ new Melbourne-Perth-London Boeing 787-9 service from 24th March 2018, offers customers more options to London and Europe under their joint partnership.

The popular Emirates A380 offers 489 seats in a three-class cabin configuration with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 spacious seats in Economy.

Passengers in all classes can enjoy over 2,500 channels of the latest films, TV shows, music, and games on Emirates’ ice Digital Widescreen

Melbourne was Emirates’ first Australian destination, when the airline started flights with a three-times-weekly service in 1996.

Aside from Melbourne, Emirates also operates flights to Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, with a combined total of 77 weekly services to Australia per week, 49 of which are currently operated by an A380.

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