Emirates announced (04-Jul-2012) plans to significantly expand its Australian and European networks from winter 2012/13 with the following schedule changes - see Route Changes Table for more information:
- Dubai-Adelaide: Four times weekly service launches on 01-Nov-2012 using Boeing 777-300ER equipment. The airline plans to increase frequency to daily from 01-Feb-2013;
- Dubai-Perth: Frequency increases from twice daily to 19 times weekly on 01-Dec-2012 using 777-300ER equipment. The airline will increase frequency to three times daily from 01-Mar-2013;
- Dubai-Lyon: Five times weekly service launches on 05-Dec-2012 using A340-500 equipment;
- Dubai-Warsaw: Daily service launches on 06-Feb-2013 using A330-200 equipment. [more - original PR - Emirates (1)] [more - original PR - Emirates (2)]
Emirates: “Emirates is currently in a concentrated and sustained period of global expansion. The addition of Adelaide to our network and the boost to our Perth operations demonstrates our commitment to investment and growth in our Australian operations and highlights the economic strength and global demand for the two cities as business, leisure and investment destinations. We will also grow capacity to Melbourne with the introduction of daily A380 services in October, in addition to our existing double decker flight into Sydney. Our increased operations into France, linking with Lyon, comes on the heels of our announcing a second A380 service into Paris from 1st January – all of which a response to acute demand for our services to and from this market. Poland continues our exciting push into this region of Europe,” H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO. Source: Company statement, 04-Jul-2012.