Emirates increases Australia flight schedule

Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can enjoy unrestricted travel in and out of the country

Emirates has added several Australian flights to its schedule to meet the pent-up demand for travel in and out of the country.

The announcement follows Australia’s decision to re-open its borders for international travel from 2 November 2021, with New South Wales and Victoria allowing vaccinated travellers to return without quarantine after an increase in vaccination rates in both states.

Capacity on Emirates flights to Sydney and Melbourne will return to 100% allowing 354 passengers across all cabins.

Emirates flights to Melbourne, coded EK408/409, will be increased to four times a week, with the potential to add more flights in line with demand.


Emirates will also begin to operate daily flights EK414/415 between Dubai and Sydney on a Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates’ flagship A380 aircraft will also resume its Dubai-Sydney route from 1 December 2021. 

Abu Dhabi-based carrier, Etihad Airways, recently announced that it too will resume flying to Sydney from 1 November 2021.

Commenting on the flight resumption, Emirates divisional vice president for Australasia Barry Brown said: “We are extremely delighted to once again be able to extend our services to Australians, with the capacity and frequency that they deserve. Passengers will appreciate the return to normality – for vaccinated travellers wishing to go home to Australia, this will mean no more restrictions on capacity and no quarantine on arrival into New South Wales or Victoria, ultimately allowing them to see their families sooner.”

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