Emirates is finally returning to Adelaide, with the announcement today that flights to Dubai will resume later this year.
From 28 October 2024, the route will be serviced by Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR offering passengers business class (in a 2-2-2 layout) and economy class.
The flight will operate daily, with a 10.35 pm departure from Adelaide and arrival in Dubai at 5.15 am. The return leg departs Dubai at 2am and land in Adelaide at 8.50 pm.
These timings will enable easy connections to Europe, Africa and elsewhere.
SA Premier, Peter Malinauskas, welcomed the announcement, saying: “Reinstating Emirates flights to Adelaide has been a key priority for the State Government. Emirates once again flying daily direct into Adelaide will further drive South Australia’s economic growth – set to deliver an estimated $160 million in tourism expenditure and freight exports and create more than 315 full-time tourism-related jobs for South Australians.
“The Emirates service has been very much missed by South Australians – recommencing daily flights will make Adelaide easier to reach from key long-haul markets and make doing business with our state easier.”
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