Emirates announced a significant increase in Australian capacity, lifting weekly frequencies from 49 to 70 by early 2009. Brisbane services will rise to double-daily from October 2008 while Melbourne and Sydney go to thrice-daily the following year. Both Melbourne and Sydney will be served by 489-seat A380s, with Sydney service to start in the 2009 first quarter. EK also serves Perth with a twice-daily 777 service. Chairman and CEO Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum told ATWOnline that EK will look ...

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