World’s biggest plane for Australia01 May 2015 by News Desk
The world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, made its maiden flight into Perth Airport on Friday, promising a new era in travel to Australia.
A specially-built new arrival gate is now in use at Terminal 1 to accommodate the giant new plane following Perth Airport’s $1bn redevelopment. The new double-decker aircraft will carry up to 982 passengers inbound and outbound daily between Perth and the Emirates’ hub of Dubai.
“Emirates is pleased to now be able to offer Perth residents the opportunity to travel on an A380 service non-stop to Dubai, and potentially onward with another A380 connection to more than 33 other destinations on our global network,” said Rob Gurney, Emirates divisional vice president for commercial operations in Australia.
Emirates’ A380 Perth service will operate daily as flight EK420, departing Dubai at 2.55am and arriving into Perth at 5.35pm on the same day.The return flight, EK421, will depart Perth at 10.05pm and arrive into Dubai the next day at 5.15am local time, a flying time of 11 hours.