Emirates announced it is launching a second daily service to Brisbane Airport (BNE) as it celebrates 20 years of operating flights between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Queensland city.
Beginning June 1, 2023, Emirates will fly a Boeing 777-300ER on the following schedule to and from Brisbane on the second daily flight:
At 0230 local time, EK 430 will leave Dubai and arrive in Brisbane at 2220 local time.
At 02:50 local time, EK 431 will leave Brisbane and land in Dubai at 1100 local time.
Currently, Emirates operates a daily A380 trip to Brisbane. With the addition of the daily B777 trip, the airline will provide close to 12,000 seats per week.
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“Our second daily service to Brisbane begins as we proudly celebrate 20 years of flying to the sunshine state,” Barry Brown, divisional vice president of Australasia at Emirates said in a statement.
“Not only will this service cater to the demand of Australians looking to travel overseas, but also welcome more travelers and tourists from Dubai and across our global network to enjoy Queensland, Australia’s tourism mecca,” Brown added.
Steven Miles, the interim premier of Queensland, highlighted the additional jobs that the expanded Dubai-Brisbane route will create.
Emirates’ extensive worldwide network to over 130 destinations will ensure a high level of connectivity with the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, and North America,” Miles said.