Emirates to cease EK422/EK423 service, upsize EK424/EK425 to 777-300ER

A6-ECN Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 37705/761) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Sat 12 April 2014. Photo © David Eyre
A6-ECN Boeing 777-36NER (MSN 37705/761) of Emirates, over the northern suburbs of Perth – Sat 12 April 2014.
Flight EK422 from Dubai, heading northeast at 3,400 feet over the northern suburbs at 12:18pm, before turning right to join the approach to Perth Airport’s runway 21.
Photo © David Eyre

23 March 2015 – © David Eyre

With the introduction of the Airbus A380 to Emirates’ daily evening EK420/EK421 Dubai – Perth services from 1 May 2015, the airline has announced that from 6 July 2015, it will:

  • cease the daily afternoon EK422/EK423 Boeing 777-300ER service; and
  • upsize the daily morning EK424/EK425 service from a Boeing 777-200LR to a 777-300ER.

The schedule from 6 July 2015 will then be as follows:

  • Airbus A380-800: EK420 departs Dubai at 0255 – arrives in Perth at 1735 / EK421 departs Perth at 2210 – arrives Dubai at 0520 the following morning
  • Boeing 777-300ER: EK424 departs Dubai at 1010 – arrives in Perth at 0045 the following morning / EK425 departs Perth at 0605 – arrives in Dubai at 1300

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

2 thoughts on “Emirates to cease EK422/EK423 service, upsize EK424/EK425 to 777-300ER

  • April 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm
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    This may or may not be a good decision but from what it sounds like it will work out well because there is mot much point having two aircrafts from the same airline in one location both going to and from Perth airport everyday.

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    • April 20, 2016 at 6:03 am
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      Emirates still have two flights per day – the early morning EK424/EK425 service and the evening EK420/EK421 service.

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