Emirates doubles services to Brisbane

Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO Brisbane Airport Corporation; Dean Cleaver, Regional Sales Manager, Emirates; and Acting Premier of Queensland Steven Miles, shortly after the announcement of Emirates’ second daily service to Brisbane, starting 1 June 2023.

Emirates is continuing its restoration of operations in Australia with the introduction of an additional daily service to Brisbane. Starting 1 June 2023, Emirates will operate the second daily flight to and from Brisbane with a 777-300ER. The airline currently serves Brisbane with a daily A380 flight.

The additional service means Emirates will be back to operating at pre-pandemic levels to Brisbane. The expansion will boost capacity through Brisbane by more than a quarter of a million seats per year both ways.

“Our second daily service to Brisbane begins as we proudly celebrate 20 years of flying to the sunshine state,” said Barry Brown, Divisional Vice President Australasia, Emirates. “Not only will this service cater to the demand of Australians looking to travel overseas, but also welcome more travellers and tourists from Dubai and across our global network to enjoy Queensland, Australia’s tourism mecca. The additional service combined with our daily A380 to Brisbane means Emirates will offer almost 12,000 seats to and from Brisbane every week. This is another important milestone in the resumption of our Australian capacity and reaffirms our longstanding commitment to flying down under. We look forward to welcoming more Australians onboard to enjoy the Emirates experience.”

Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO Brisbane Airport Corporation, commented: “This is a huge vote of confidence in the Brisbane and Queensland market. It effectively doubles overnight the Emirates capacity between the two cities, delivering more seats for major Middle East and European markets. In terms of rebuilding what was lost by COVID, this is a significant brick in the wall. In October we will celebrate 20 years since Emirates began flying into Brisbane. Through the depths of the pandemic, the airline continued to provide a lifeline to repatriate Australians and enable crucial Queensland exports to continue.”


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