Emirates Airline notched up yet
another first today as it operated the world’s first A380 commercial service
from Dubai to Australia and New Zealand. Sydney and Auckland became the third
and fourth destinations to join Emirates’ rapidly-expanding A380 network.
Taking off from its new home –
Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport – EK 412 will arrive in Sydney
and Auckland to a rousing welcome tomorrow. Emirates A380 will operate from
Dubai to Sydney and across the Tasman to Auckland every Wednesday, Friday and
Today’s A380 service also heralds
a new era for flights Down Under as it adopted a host of green measures to
maximise its environmental efficiency. The green best-practice demonstration
flight employed new technology and multi-government co-operation to create
ultra-efficient flexible routings and to minimise fuel burn.