Travel Emirates to end A380 services to Brisbane

03:51  13 january  2018
03:51  13 january  2018 Source:   Brisbane Times

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Emirates ' A 380 s will be replaced by Boeing 777 flights on the airline's Brisbane services in June. “ Emirates can confirm that we will be deploying a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on EK434 and EK435, between Brisbane and Dubai, from June until end of August 2018,” he said.

Does anyone know anything about Emirates scrapping their A 380 service from Brisbane ? I'd be inclined to re-book either way, wouldn't want to end up on their 777 business for that sector.

Emirates' A380s will be replaced by Boeing 777 flights on the airline's Brisbane services in June.© Provided by Brisbane Times Emirates' A380s will be replaced by Boeing 777 flights on the airline's Brisbane services in June.

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, looks set to disappear from Brisbane skies later this year, with Emirates replacing its services with Boeing 777s from June.

But the Dubai-based airline said the move, which would disappoint the city’s band of plane-watchers, might be only temporary.

The A380 services between Brisbane, Dubai and Auckland were introduced with much fanfare in 2013, six years after the giant double-decker planes entered into regular services.

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@Dan The smaller jets are much quicker to load and unload. The 380 is a painfully long wait at both ends of a journey. Matt says. @Dan, Qantas A330’s taking over the Emirates services and also replacing some B737 services too from Brisbane !

Emirates will add Brisbane to its growing network of Airbus A 380 routes, with the daily EK434/EK435 services between Brisbane and Dubai running on a superjumbo from October 2nd this year. READING LIST. Emirates brings Airbus A 380 to Brisbane -Auckland. Offer ends 31 January 2018.

But an Emirates spokesman confirmed the 489-seat A380 would be replaced by the smaller, 354-seat Boeing 777 on the airline’s Brisbane routes later this year.

“Emirates can confirm that we will be deploying a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on EK434 and EK435, between Brisbane and Dubai, from June until end of August 2018,” he said.

“…Emirates remains committed to the market with 21 weekly flights, including a recently-introduced third daily flight which was added in December 2017.”

Fairfax Media understands the likelihood of other airlines flying regular A380 services in and out of Brisbane is negligible.

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We flew on an overnight A 380 Emirates flight from Brisbane to Dubai in late September, leaving Brisbane late at night. On our return home to Brisbane a month later I wrote to Emirates about the matter. Very disappointed- what on Earth has happened to Emirates ? Service extremely poor!

Emirates will be severely cutting their service to Auckland, as the airport goes from four daily A 380 s to one daily A 380 . However, the cuts don’t end there. Emirates is discontinuing flights from both Brisbane and Melbourne to Auckland as of March 2018.

A Malaysia Airlines A330-300.© Herve Gousse A Malaysia Airlines A330-300. While the A380s will no longer be seen over Brisbane, a familiar airline is set to make a long-awaited return.

Malaysia Airlines will recommence services between Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur after a three-year absence in June.

The services were abruptly cancelled in 2015, following the MH370 and MH17 disasters.

Malaysia Airlines flights in and out of Brisbane will recommence on June 6 on Airbus A330 aircraft.

“We are delighted to welcome Malaysia Airlines back into the Brisbane Airport family as these flights will further enhance Brisbane’s global reach, providing a convenient, direct connection to Kuala Lumpur, a thriving international hub,” Brisbane Airport Corporation chief executive Julieanne Alroe said.

“Via Kuala Lumpur, passengers will have access to Malaysia Airlines’ extensive network including India, south-east Asia and the UK.

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Emirates want to use NZ as a hub for its A 380 's, as they are eyeing SYD/AKL/LAX or SFO for A 380 services . Secondly NZ is cheaper to lay over A 380 's as oppose to SYD. This will mean Emirates will only operate the 777 on the Adelaide and second Brisbane flights, hopefully it'll be all a 380 ops soon.

The Emirates A 380 the upper deck is for Business and First Class passengers only. Brisbane 's West End , souther suburbs and St Lucia are seen below. It's not long before breakfast is served .

“Additionally these flights are expected to bring more than 60,000 international visitors to Queensland each year, many of which will travel onwards to some of Australia’s most desirable tourist destinations via Brisbane Airport’s comprehensive regional network of any airport in Australia.”

An Emirates Airbus A380, like the one being removed from the Brisbane fleet.© Jasper Juinen An Emirates Airbus A380, like the one being removed from the Brisbane fleet. Malaysia Airlines chief executive Izham Ismail said the airline was “very excited” about its return to the Brisbane market.

“Brisbane is strategically placed, in close proximity to many of Queensland’s tourist destinations, which will facilitate our growth plans focusing on key business and leisure cities,” he said.

“Malaysia Airlines has had a long presence in Queensland since the commencement of our operations into Brisbane on 31st October 1990.

“We are happy to be returning to Brisbane offering convenient connections on Malaysia Airline’s global network.”

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