Emirates will cut yet more of its Australian services, with the confirmation today that its daily Sydney-Bangkok-Dubai flight (EK418/419) will be cancelled effective 31 May 2019.

This news comes just a few months after the airline downgraded the aircraft on this route from an A380 to a Boeing 777.

Emirates has operated this route since 2005 and it’s a shame to see it go. The Sydney-Bangkok flight was one of my favourite ways of travelling to Thailand and it was also one of the most accessible ways to experience Emirates’ business and first class products using Qantas Points.

Emirates will continue to operate three daily Sydney-Dubai services.

In other news, Emirates will also slash the number of flights between Perth and Dubai. The airline currently operates two flights on most days of the week, but as of 31 March 2019 this will be reduced to just one daily service. Fortunately it will be on an A380, and I expect that will be the current EK420/421 flight.

Award seat availability used to be better from Perth than other Australian cities, but sadly that will likely change now.

Affected passengers will no doubt soon be hearing from their airline or travel agent.

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