More A380 services for Sydney Airport

26 February 2013
Category:Media Releases

• Emirates to deploy an additional A380 on daily services to Dubai
• Quieter, new generation aircraft delivering passenger growth with better noise and environmental outcomes

Sydney Airport will welcome an additional A380 service from 1 June, with Emirates to upgauge one of its daily Dubai services from a B777.

“With more than 90 services a week, Sydney Airport is one of the world’s busiest A380 ports and this additional Emirates service ensures we will maintain that position,” Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said.

“We were proud to be the first airport in the world to welcome a commercial flight of an A380 in 2007. Since then, we have invested heavily in new facilities and upgrades to accommodate more of this type of aircraft – making us one of the world’s busiest A380 ports today.

“The A380 has proved immensely popular with Australians, because it offers a superior passenger experience, with more space per passenger and a quieter in-flight experience.

“New-generation aircraft like A380s and B787s are the future of aviation, delivering sustainable passenger growth with lower noise and better environmental outcomes.

“Over the past decade, Sydney Airport has experienced a 40 per cent increase in passengers, with virtually no increase in annual aircraft movements due to airlines utilising larger, greener aircraft.

“Deloitte Access Economics recently found that an additional daily A380 service between Sydney and Dubai would contribute $342 million to the Australian economy each year.

“Use of an A380 will add 1890 seats a week to Emirates’ existing Dubai service.

“Together with its partner Qantas, the addition of this Emirates A380 service means that Sydney Airport will have three A380 services to Dubai a day.”

Flight EK414 arrives in Sydney from Dubai at 9.30pm AEST daily and EK415 departs Sydney for Dubai at 6.00am the following day.

Tracy Ong
Manager, Media and Communications
(02) 9667 6470 or 0437 033 479

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