Starting October 28, 2024, Emirates will restart daily service between Dubai and Adelaide. The route will be operated with a Boeing 777-200LR configured with Business and Economy Class cabins.
On Tuesday (February 6, 2024), Emirates announced the restart of daily service between Dubai and Adelaide, Australia, starting October 28, 2024. The route will operate daily with a Boeing 777-200LR configured with 38 Business Class and 262 Economy Class seats. Emirates’ flight EK440 will depart Dubai at 02:00 and arrive in Adelaide at 20:50, while the return flight, EK441, will depart Adelaide at 22:35 and will touch down in Dubai at 05:15+1. Emirates originally launched service to Adelaide in 2012, and carried 165,000 passengers on the Dubai-Adelaide route in 2019. By December 1st, Emirates will also resume their second daily frequency to Perth, expanding the carrier’s schedule to 77 weekly flights from Australia. The new Dubai-Adelaide route will also add 196 tonnes of cargo hold capacity between the two cities weekly.
In Tuesday’s route announcement, Emirates’ Divisional Vice President – Australasia, Barry Brown, said,
“The return of Emirates to Adelaide has been highly anticipated by passengers and industry for some time. We are equally as excited to again service South Australia and provide the state with opportunities across leisure, culture and tourism and support trade growth opportunities through our connection to Dubai and onwards to destinations worldwide. The return of our Adelaide service completes our current footprint in Australia serving five points across the country. With special thanks to our partners at the South Australian Tourism Commission and Adelaide Airport, we could not be prouder to be fulfilling Emirates’ commitment to Australia. We’re already looking ahead to welcoming our first passengers from Adelaide on board in October.”
Also commenting on the restart of the Dubai Adelaide route, Adelaide Airport’s Managing Director, Brenton Cox, said,
“This is great news for our customers who will once again benefit from Emirates’ extensive global network via Dubai. It offers greater competition and choice for travellers, including through Emirates’ code-sharing arrangement with Qantas, connecting through the Middle East to Europe and Africa. Equally it creates significant tourism and wider economic opportunities in attracting international visitors to Adelaide. We’re delighted that Emirates will immediately return to daily services – the same as pre-COVID frequencies - which is a real sign of confidence in the Adelaide market. The widebody Boeing 777-200LR aircraft also creates improved air freight export opportunities for our local producers to Middle Eastern and European markets.”
Inbound customers traveling from Adelaide to Dubai can enjoy convenient onward connections to over 140 destinations worldwide, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Milan, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. Emirates currently offers 63 weekly flights to Australia, including service to Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
All routes to Australia are operated with a mix of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. Emirates is doubling their Premium Economy offering on flights to Melbourne which started February 1st, complementing the two daily four-class A380 services to Sydney. Starting October 1st, 2024, Emirates will also upgauge their second service between Dubai and Brisbane to an A380, creating an all A380 operation from Brisbane. Additionally, from December 1st, 2024, Emirates will reinstate their second Perth service with a Boeing 777-300ER, complementing the existing A380 service.