Adelaide welcomes Emirates and says goodbye to Batik Air Malaysia


Emirates will reinstate flight routes to and from Adelaide later in the year with daily services to and from Dubai.

From October 28, Emirates will begin its daily Boeing 777-200LR services, resulting in an additional 4000 seats a week. Emirates stopped its operations out of Adelaide in March 2020.

The new service is a boost for the South Australia’s tourism sector, connecting flights from the Middle East, UK, Europe, India and the east coast of the US.

“The return of our Adelaide service completes our footprint in Australia serving five points across the country,” said Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President Australasia.

Adelaide Airport managing director Brenton Cox said Emirates’ codesharing arrangement with Qantas will offer plenty of choices.

“Equally it creates significant tourism and wider economic opportunities in attracting international visitors to Adelaide,” he said.

Yesterday’s announcement was dampened by news Batik Air Malaysia has suspended its services between Adelaide and Kuala Lumpur due to “ongoing operational constraints”.

Batik Indonesia will also dial back their flights from Adelaide to Bali from four to two a week.