Emirates airline has announced the second daily flight on its Dubai-Melbourne route, served by its flagship A380 aircraft.
Starting 1st May, the airline will offer customers fourteen weekly services from Dubai to Melbourne.
The Victorian Government supports expanding services to help fast-track the return of international flights to Melbourne and bring more visitors to the state.
The additional daily frequency between Dubai and Melbourne will grow Emirates' seats to over 1,000 a day, totalling 700,000 a year between the airline's global Dubai hub and Victoria, with 516 seats on each flight.
The addition of the second daily A380 service will also offer customers more convenience with choosing a morning or evening flight for optimal onwards connection opportunities when they stop in Dubai.
Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia, said,
"As an international airline serving Australia for over 25 years, we are especially delighted to boost our services to Melbourne, adding yet more seats and flight options to the Victorian capital. Our second daily A380 service reaffirms our ongoing commitment to Australia and our loyal passengers as demand for international travel increases."
"Emirates' inaugural flight to Australia arrived in Melbourne in 1996. Since then, we have carried more than 11 million passengers on this key route, and we are delighted that Victorian travellers and businesses can continue to enjoy the global reach that our expansive network offers."
News Source: Emirates News Agency