Emirates has announced it will now be flying to Melbourne with its new Airbus A380 aircraft.

Travellers booking flights to Melbourne could soon be considering travelling with Emirates as the carrier announced it had added the city to its routes.

The company has welcomed its newest Airbus A380 to its fleet and marked the occasion by stating that both Melbourne and Tokyo will be covered by the new craft.

Melbourne was first added to the Emirates network in 1996 but the new route, which will operate as EK406, a non-stop flight from Dubai to Melbourne.

It will then travel on to Auckland, with the first of the journeys to take place on October 1st 2012.

“This announcement demonstrates our commitment to the Far East and Australasian region, as Emirates takes delivery of its 20th Airbus A380 aircraft,” said Richard Jewsbury, senior vice-president for commercial operations in the Far East and Australasia.

People on flights to Melbourne in the coming days will be able to take advantage of a new phone app which has been created to help arrivals to navigate the busy terminal.

Written by Erin Marshall

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