The inaugural Emirates flight between Dubai and Adelaide took place today, with Emirates Salem Obaidalla among those onboard for the journey.

Emirates has added to its range of flights to Australia with the launch of a new route between Dubai and Adelaide.

The UAE-based carrier will initially operate four flights per week between the two cities using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and will provide daily services from February 1st next year.

Its maiden service left Dubai today (November 1st) and the introduction of the new route marks the first time Emirates has provided commercial flights to South Australia.

The launch will give those wanting to travel to Australia from the UAE by air more options to chose from and means Emirates now serves over 120 destinations worldwide.

Senior vice-president of commercial operations for the Far East and Australasia Salem Obaidalla travelled on the inaugural flight and said the airline is “investing in South Australia for the long haul”.

“We have long held ambitions to operate flights to Adelaide and today heralds a new level of connectivity from South Australia to Dubai,” he remarked.

Written by Ruth Norris

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