By JAMES WILKINSON
Emirates is set to launch flights from Dubai to Adelaide on November 1 in a massive boost to South Australian inbound tourism.
Emirates is launching Boeing 777 flights to Adelaide
The airline will initially launch four flights per week from November 1 before rising to daily flights from February 1, 2013 and all services will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft featuring First, Business and Economy.
In the same announcement, Emirates revealed Perth flights would be increased to 19 services per week from December 1 before going triple-daily from March 1, 2013.
“Emirates is currently in a concentrated and sustained period of global expansion,” said Emirates Airline and Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive, His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum,
“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,” he said.