Emirates and Qantas Join To Boost Capacity
Emirates and Qantas Join To Boost Capacity. Emirates Airline is planning to introduce a fourth Airbus A380 on its Australian and New Zealand from October networks. Such as improving services in the region following the end of the government’s partnership agreement with Qantas.
Middle East carrier will switch on flight Dubai-Brisbane-Auckland from Boeing 777-300ER to A380. It is one of two daily services to Brisbane Emirates. Qantas and Emirates will offer a combined six daily A380 flights between Australia and Dubai after October.
Upgrade Brisbane-Auckland leg is very important. The move comes just a day after the New Zealand Government gave approval for the Qantas-Emirates partnership. Fortunately the Australian regulator has given approval.
New Zealand Ministry of Transport that conditions echoed the ACCC. ACCC is the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. ACCC concerned that two operators may reduce capacity on routes between Australia and New Zealand.
So it is necessary that they maintain at least the same capacity on the four routes where they have overlapping service.
Brisbane-Auckland is one of the routes, and the other is a Sydney-Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney-Auckland-Christchurch.
Brisbane-Auckland-Emirates adds capacity at the moment-is the only one of the four where Qantas and Emirates have the largest share of combined capacity.
The pair accounted for 43% of the capacity on this route in 2012, compared with 49% for the Virgin Australia-New Zealand Air partnerships.
By operating the A380 instead of 777-300, Emirates said it will add 132 seats on each flight. According to the ACCC, Emirates and Qantas in the applications they found no significant excess capacity in the Australia-New Zealand.