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Emirates cuts Melbourne and A380s from its Singapore network until October 2021

It's bad news for those hoping for a shower at 37,000ft or a martini at the onboard bar, with Emirates downgauging its Singapore flights to Boeing 777s for the next 12 months, but fear not - new First Class Suites are here to stay!

Emirates has loaded its revised schedules through to the end of the northern summer 2021 season, and it’s bad news for Singapore-based flyers with not only a service reduction to Dubai but also the daily Singapore – Melbourne route completely removed from the roster for at least a year from now.

The carrier’s Airbus A380s, last seen at Changi in mid-March this year, will also not be making a return under the current plans before late 2021.

In positive news, the Dubai-based carrier is continuing to plan deployment of its newest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with the latest enclosed First Class Suites fitted on regular services to and from the Lion City.

This opens up the possibility to experience this rare product to Dubai or all the way to Europe when travel restarts in 2021, with award space already loaded up to a year in advance.


Melbourne is axed

Emirates last served Melbourne via Singapore on 22nd March 2020, as the COVID-19 outbreak took hold and grounded almost all international services. The airline subsequently wiped availability on this longstanding route through to the end of the published schedule some weeks ago.

Singapore – Melbourne is currently axed from the Emirates network through October 2021. (Photo: Kieran Andrews)

Now the airline has removed Singapore – Melbourne flights