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Emirates has been one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and continues to win international awards for their service and in flight entertainment.  With Dubai as the hub there are numerous flights to the main gateways in Australia and New Zealand and offer connections from 7 UK airports. Emirates are now only operating the A380 800 and B777 aircraft.

Emirates from the UK

Emirates operate an extensive network of flights from UK airports to Dubai that offer onward connections to both Australia and New Zealand:

  • 6 flights daily from London Heathrow     All on A380 aircraft
  • 2 flights daily from London Gatwick      All on A380 aircraft
  • 2 flights daily from London Stansted      Both on B777-300ER  
  • 3 flights daily from Manchester           All on A380 aircraft
  • 2 flights daily from Birmingham          Both on A380 aircraft
  • 2 flight daily from Glasgow                 Both on B777-300ER
  • 1 flight daily from Edinburgh               B777-300ER
  • 1 flight daily from Newcastle               B777-300ER

From Dubai the following flights operate on a daily basis.  All of these flights are now operated by A380 800 aircraft except where indicated below.

Sydney:  3 non-stop flights.  1 of these flights then continues to Christchurch.  Also a 4th flight via Bangkok to Sydney.
Melbourne: 2 non-stop flights.  A 3rd flight operates via Singapore.
Brisbane:   2 non-stop flights (1 on B777).  A 3rd flight operates via Singapore on B777.
Adelaide:  1 non-stop flight on a B777
Perth:  2 non-stop flights.  One on B777
Auckland: 2 Flights, 1 non-stop & 1 via Bali on B777
Christchurch:  1 flight via Sydney

On journeys from the UK to Australia and New Zealand on the Emirates/Qantas network stopovers are now possible in either direction in many points in Asia. As well as Dubai stops can be made in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Jakarta, Tokyo and Shanghai.

Baggage Allowance
The following is the current baggage allowance on flights through to Australasia
Checked:  Economy Class   30 kgs           Business Class  40 kgs          First Class  50 kgs
No one bag to exceed 32 kgs 
Carry on:  Economy 1 x 7 kg;     Business & First  2 x (each can weigh up to 7 kgs) 
Premium Economy
Emirates will introduce a Premium Economy seating option on selected flight routes operated by A380 aircraft from 2020.
Pre-Booked Seats
In Business Class and First Class your seats can be booked at the time of reservation.  In Economy Class once your flight has been ticketed seats can be pre-booked on some fare types.  There will be a charge to pre-book seats on Special and Saver fares.  This varies from £10 to £105 per sector depending on seat type and length of flight.
All seat selection is complimentary when check in opens 48 hours prior to departure.
To help you decide your preferred seating check the aircraft type on your flight itinerary and look at the following website:  

Online check in is available 48 hours before departure. 

Chauffeur Drive

Chauffeur Drive is a complimentary airport transfer service offered by Emirates to First and Business ticketed customers travelling on eligible Emirates and Qantas international flights. Chauffeur Drive is available from the customer’s nominated pick-up location to the airport, from the airport to the customer’s final destination, and to and from the airport when making a stopover. The allowance from Heathrow is 70 miles but this may vary at other airports and destinations. Two transfers per return flight.

A380 Overview

From Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class to the onboard Lounge in Business Class, and even more room to relax in Economy Class, the Airbus A380 aircraft offers the finest in luxury air travel. You can take a stunning, 360-degree virtual journey of the iconic double-decker by clicking here.

Economy Class

We designed our cabins in our Economy Class to create more space and comfort. Personal seatback monitors provide up to 1,200 channels of news and entertainment programming. And to ensure that you're able to stay in touch while in transit, we offer SMS, telephone and email service at every seat. We understand that air travel can be tiring, which is why we designed special lighting to reduce the effects of jetlag and spacious seats in every cabin.

Business Class

Every Business Class seat on the Emirates A380 converts into a flat bed at the touch of a button. Using the touchscreen controller, you can adjust your seat to suit your own preferences and comfort. Each seat extends to form a flat bed up to 79 inches long.

The Flat-bed seats also include several features tailored to the way you like to travel, from a personal storage area and in-seat massage functionality to a privacy divider. An in-seat power supply for laptops, dual port USB and extra-large table provide a comfortable workspace, and over 1,200 channels of entertainment are available on our ice Digital Widescreen TV. And there is even a built-in mini-bar in every seat.

First Class

Retreat into your own world inside the Emirates A380 First Class Private Suite If you value privacy and personalised service above all else, you’ll love our First Class Private Suites. Each suite comes fully equipped with a sliding door, a personal mini-bar, adjustable ambient lighting, and its own vanity table, mirror and wardrobe.

If you want to stretch out and sleep, our crew will convert your seat to a fully flat bed with a mattress, so you can arrive at your destination totally refreshed. And if you're travelling with a companion, the privacy divider separating the adjoining suites can be lowered, allowing you to share your experience together.