Richard Jewsbury, Emirates' senior vice president commercial operations for Far East and Australasia, has announced
that from 31 March EK
will be upguaging their daily morning PER
departures to 77Ws. Currently EK
operates a 77L for its 06:00 departure from PER
and a 77W for the 22:30 departure. The change will result in an extra 644 seats each week.
Mr Jewsbury went on to say that " traffic growth into Perth would be handled by further "up gauging" of plane types and then possibly a third daily service."
Foreshadowing the introduction of the A380 he said,"The A380 is also a possibility when the airport can handle the aircraft."
At present, while the runway and taxiways are suitable for the A380, the terminal lacks facilities and aerobridges to accommodate it. Planned expansion of the International terminal and construction of A380 contact stands is expected to be completed by 2014.
starting services on 2 July operating from Doha to Perth with 3 flights weekly (Tue, Thu and Sat) and daily later in the year things will be a bit busier.