The inaugural flight departed from Dubai November 1 for Adelaide. The service marks South Australia’s first direct link with the Middle East, opening new trade opportunities between the two regions. Initially the routes will operate four times weekly, serviced by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER, increasing to daily services from February 1.
Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, said: “We have long held ambitions to operate flights to Adelaide, and today heralds a new level of connectivity from South Australia to Dubai, and the world with Emirates international network of more than 120 destinations,” he said. “When the service becomes daily, it will mean nearly 5,000 additional international seats per week on the route, representing a 30 per cent increase for the market, boosting jobs and investment in South Australia’s AUS$ 5.3 billion tourism sector and adding 14 tonnes of commercial cargo space on each flight.” Emirates SkyCargo will move a mixture of commodities from Adelaide to Dubai and onwards, including such perishable goods such as meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy and eggs. Other key industry areas in South Australia that will benefit from the comprehensive Emirates route network include building supplies, machine parts, cosmetics and oils and resins. The new service will carry more than 200,000 passengers each year between South Australia and Dubai, with the UK and Europe expected to be strongest markets for both inbound and outbound travel. Emirates flight EK440 departs Dubai every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 0200hrs, arriving in Adelaide at 2050hrs. The return journey leaves Adelaide at 2235hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0515hrs the next day.Source: Routesnews
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