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Emirates to increase flights as Australia re-opens for travelers

With Australia’s borders set to re-open to international travelers from November, Emirates is enhancing its operations to the country to meet pent up demand for travel into and out of the country.

With vaccination rates in New South Wales having reached their target, and Victoria being not far behind, the two states will allow vaccinated travelers to return to Australia without quarantine.

In response to the easing of travel restrictions, from November 2 Emirates is stepping up the frequency on flights between Dubai and Sydney to daily operated by a Boeing 777-300ER. Flights to Melbourne will operate as a four-weekly service with the potential to increase in line with demand.

In another sign that the recovery is well underway for Australia, capacity on flights to Sydney and Melbourne will return to 100 per cent, allowing 354 passengers across all cabins to travel on its flights.

Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members will be able to move about once again, whether travelling abroad or home, as long as they are vaccinated against Covid-19 with a TGA-approved vaccine.

From December 1, the A380 aircraft will serve the Dubai-Sydney route, on a daily basis. It will offer 516 seats in a three-class configuration, with 426 seats in Economy, and 76 and 14 seats in Business Class and First Class, respectively.

Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia Barry Brown said: “We are 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 travelers 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.

“Starting November 1, Australians will also be able to plan a holiday and travel internationally. Of course that’s good news for us as we are ready to serve those customers with access to our network spanning more than 120 destinations via our hub in Dubai.”

Customers of Emirates and Qantas have access to an expansive network of destinations thanks to the codeshare partnership between the two airlines.

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