The airline increases its capacity by adding two new services, to Sydney–Warrane and Melbourne–Narrm, in May.

Melbourne will see the return of the A380 after four years, replacing the current Boeing 777-300ER. In addition, Sydney will welcome a second daily A380. Returning a second A380 to Sydney will take Singapore Airlines to 98 per cent of its pre-Covid seat capacity from the New South Wales capital.

Emirates is expanding its services between Dubai and Australia in response to high demand. The airline will boost the number of flights to 63 per week. It includes a third daily service from Melbourne/Narrm via Singapore on 26 March and a third direct service from Sydney/Warrane on 1 May.

Adding more than a half million extra seats between Dubai and Australia each year, the two new services will operate on Boeing 777-300ER. The announcement follows the recent move to double Emirates’ capacity between Brisbane/Meeanjin and Dubai, with an extra flight to commence in June.