From 28 October, Emirates will again operate daily flights from Dubai to Adelaide operated by a Boeing 777-200LR.
The relaunch of direct Emirates flights is set to deliver an estimated $160 million in tourism expenditure and freight exports as well as boost jobs.
Each flight will offer 14 tonnes of cargo space, totalling 196 tonnes weekly between Dubai and Adelaide.
The value of freight exports is estimated to be $98 million per year.
Premier Peter Malinauskas said the announcement was welcome news.
“The Emirates service has been very much missed by South Australians and recommencing daily flights will make Adelaide easier to reach from key long-haul markets and make doing business with our state easier,” he said.
“Emirates once again flying daily direct into Adelaide will further drive South Australia’s economic growth. It’s set to deliver an estimated $160 million in tourism expenditure and freight exports.”
Emirates flies to more than 140 destinations around the world and will provide Adelaide with flights from the Middle East, UK, Europe, India, and the east coast of the United States.
Managing director of Adelaide Airport Brenton Cox said South Australia will once again benefit from Emirates’ extensive global network via Dubai.
“The widebody Boeing 777-200LR aircraft creates improved air freight export opportunities for our local producers to Middle Eastern and European markets,” he said.