Emirates Airlines has launched two new flights from Dubai to Brisbane and Melbourne with immediate effect.
The airline will now operate two daily flights to Brisbane and three to Melbourne on A340-500 aircraft.
Emirates now flies 63 times a week to Australia’s four major cities after a new A380 flight to Sydney was launched on February 1st.
Richard Vaughan, Emirates’ senior vice-president of commercial operations in east Asia and Australasia, said greater capacity was "much needed" on the Melbourne and Brisbane routes.
"Our flights will assist in increasing inbound tourist arrivals and support the Australian government’s plans of developing these two cities as leading centres for tourism," he said.
The airline recently opened the Emirates Lounge at Brisbane Airport, which allows passengers to view the airport at a 360 degree angle. Similar lounges have been opened at Melbourne, Sydney and Perth airports.
Emirates recently announced that it would be introducing new flights to Amman, Riyadh and Jeddah this month.