Great Expectations

Dubai based Emirates Airlines on Thursday unveiled massive new expansion plans to add new aircrafts and extra routes.
This year it will add a record 11 new aircraft to its fleet and increase seating capacity by 25%, allowing it to start four new routes, add more flights on many current routes and launch radically new inflight services and products, the airline said in a release.rn

rnDaily nonstop Emirates flights from Dubai to Sydney start from October 26 with the first deliveries of a brand new aircraft, the ultra long-range Airbus A340-500.rn

rnThis will cut travel time to Australias major city considerably, not only from the UAE but from gateways in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.rn

rnThat same day, October 26, Emirates will launch daily wide-bodied Boeing 777-300 services to Brisbane via Singapore, giving it its fourth Australian route after Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.rn

rnWith fleet of 56 aircraft by March 31, 2004, a dedicated Emirates terminal at Dubai International Airport opens in