Emirates has today furthered its commitment to South Australia with the introduction of daily services between Dubai and Adelaide, rising from four per week on the back of demand.
The increased volume of flights comes just three months after Emirates commenced its four-weekly service to its fifth Australian gateway in November 2012. It will see an additional 1,062 seats operate in and out of the state each way per week, carrying an expected 200,000 passengers on the route each year.
"South Australians have been receptive of the new Emirates product and service across all classes. Positive feedback tells us that travellers are impressed with the timely one-stop connectivity to 33 European and over 125 worldwide destinations," commented Barry Brown, Emirates Vice President Australasia.
Emirates operate its 354-seat Boeing 777-300ER on the popular 13hr 10min flight between Adelaide and Dubai, offering the only three-class cabin configuration from the state with eight of the only First Class Private Suites on international routes, 42 Business Class lie-flat massage seats and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.
From Dubai, EK440 now departs daily at 0200hrs and arrives in Adelaide at 2050hrs. Outbound from Adelaide, EK441 departs at 2235hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0515hrs with timely connections to a variety of global destinations.
South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, said the daily flights were a significant boost for business and tourism.