14 January 2016 – copyright © David Eyre
Emirates today announced that it will start a second daily Airbus A380 service from Dubai to Perth on 1st August 2016, replacing the current Boeing 777-300ER aircraft operating on the early morning EK424/EK425 service.
Emirates was the first airline to operate scheduled A380 services to Perth, starting from 1 May 2015 on the evening EK420/EK421 service. Prior to this, several Emirates A380s made unscheduled visits, from 15 August 2009.
EK424 departs Dubai at 10.10am, arriving in Perth at 12.50am the next day, so the first of the upgraded EK424/425 services will actually arrive and depart Perth on 2nd August 2016. EK425 departs Perth at 6.00am, arriving in Dubai at 1pm same day.