Dubai flights: Emirates to operate at 100% capacity on Brisbane, Perth routes

Airline lists Covid-19 related travel requirements for cities.

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Published: Thu 16 Dec 2021, 12:11 PM

Last updated: Thu 16 Dec 2021, 12:14 PM

Emirates is increasing its capacity on flights from Dubai to Brisbane commencing today (December 16), in line with the easing of local government restrictions on international travel after the state achieved its target to reach a double-dose vaccination rate of 80 per cent. From February 5, Emirates flights to Perth will also operate at full capacity for eligible vaccinated travellers.

With the return to full capacity on inbound international flights into Queensland -- flight EK430 from Dubai to Brisbane can carry more than 350 passengers per flight, and will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration.

Emirates is also increasing its weekly capacity on the route by boosting the frequency of flights EK430/431 between Dubai and Brisbane to five times weekly, effective January 1, 2022, with the potential to increase depending on demand, a statement issued by the airline today said.

Meanwhile, frequency on flights EK420/421 on the Dubai-Perth route will also increase to five times weekly to accommodate more Australian citizens and residents returning home as well as international travellers planning to visit the Western Australian destination.

Covid-19 rules

To Brisbane, eligible overseas travellers will no longer have to quarantine in state facilities and can now self-isolate at home, based on a series of requirements stipulated by the Queensland government.

Furthermore, vaccinated travellers arriving in Perth will not be subject to quarantine but will be required to follow Western Australia's guidance on arriving international passengers with proof of fully vaccinated status.

Tickets can be booked by visiting or through preferred travel agents.

Travel requirements for Brisbane

Travellers must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or an immediate family member and must also provide proof they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a TGA-approved vaccine. Passengers must also provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result within three days of the scheduled date of departure from their international destination.

To fulfil home quarantine requirements mandated by authorities in Queensland, passengers must also undergo additional PCR tests on day one and 12 of their quarantine period, and any other time during quarantine when experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

Before entering Queensland, eligible travellers must apply for and receive a Queensland International Arrivals Registration in addition to submitting the Australia Travel Declaration.

Eased travel to Perth

The easing of Western Australia's border restrictions will allow vaccinated international travellers to enter Perth with no quarantine required on arrival. Passengers must provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result with 72 hours validity before departure to Perth. Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 with a TGA-approved vaccine is also required in order to obtain a permit to enter. Passengers must apply for a G2G Pass prior to travel.

Western Australia regulations require arriving international passengers to undergo Covid-19 tests within 48 hours of arrival and at 6 days after arrival in Perth.

For more details on entry requirements to Australia, pre-departure Covid-19 testing requirements and mandatory documentation, customers can check the travel requirements page on Customers are urged to check the applicable eligibility requirements prior to booking as they are subject to change by the Australian federal and state governments.

Emirates had also introduced a daily Dubai to Melbourne service earlier this month which has provided more than 1,000 additional seats weekly between the two cities.

Customers of Emirates and Qantas have access to an expansive network of destinations thanks to the codeshare partnership between the two airlines.

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