Emirates to launch flights to South Australian capital

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Emirates has this evening confirmed it will add Adelaide to its network map, effective 01 Nov 2012.

The Dubai-based carrier will initially begin the route with a four times weekly operation using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, prior to upgauging to a daily operation on 01 Feb 2013.

Adelaide will be EK’s 5th Australian hub behind Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

The move is part of an ambitious drive by Emirates, which also includes adding Lyon, France from 05 Dec 2012 and Warsaw – its first Polish hub – effective 06 Feb 2013.

Perth is also set to benefit from the “concentrated and sustained period of global expansion”, said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum chairman and chief executive of the Emirates Airline & Group, with the current double daily operation to be boosted to 19 weekly from 01 Dec, moving to triple daily from 01 Mar next year.

More information in today’s Travel Daily.

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