DUBAI, UAE, 29 October 2021: With Australia’s borders set to reopen to international travellers during November, Emirates will increase operations to the country to meet pent up travel demand to and from Australia.
With vaccination rates in New South Wales reaching the
target and Victoria being not far behind, the two states will allow vaccinated
travellers to return to Australia without quarantine.
In response to the easing of travel restrictions, from 2
November, Emirates is stepping up the frequency on flights EK414/415 between
Dubai and Sydney to daily operated by a Boeing 777-300ER. Flights to Melbourne
will operate as a four-weekly service as EK408/409, with the potential to
increase in line with demand.
In another positive sign that the recovery is well underway
for Australia, capacity on flights to Sydney and Melbourne will return to 100%,
allowing 354 passengers across all cabins to travel on its flights. Australian
citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members will be able
to enjoy unrestricted travel once again to and from the two points for the
first time since the pandemic began, whether travelling abroad to global
destinations for leisure or finally travelling home to visit family or friends,
as long as they are vaccinated against COVID-19 with a TGA-approved vaccine.
From 1 December, Emirates’ flagship A380 aircraft will also
return to the Australian skies once again, serving the Dubai-Sydney route on a
daily basis. The much-loved aircraft will offer 516 seats in a three-class
configuration, with 426 seats in Economy Class, in addition to its premium
cabins, with 76 and 14 seats in Business Class and First Class, respectively.
Tickets can be booked by visiting www.emirates.com or through preferred travel agents. For more details on entry requirements to Australia, pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements and mandatory documentation, customers can check the travel requirements page on emirates.com. Customers are urged to check eligibility requirements prior to booking as they are subject to change by the Australian federal and state governments.
Customers of Emirates and Qantas have access to an expansive
network of destinations thanks to the codeshare partnership between the two
airlines. In addition to over 120 destinations that Emirates flies to, its
customers have access to over 55 Australian destinations through the
partnership, while Qantas customers are able to fly on Emirates to Dubai and
access over 50 cities in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Emirates continues to operate flights to Brisbane and Perth
with government-mandated capacity restrictions in place, requiring all
passengers to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine until travel restrictions
are relaxed in Queensland and Western Australia.
For more information on entry requirements for international visitors and residents returning to Dubai visit https://www.emirates.com/english/help/covid-19/dubai-travel-requirements/