Emirates have announced changes to a number of Australasian services as part of further cutbacks to its global network.
In recent months they've announced significant changes to its network due to both low passenger demand and pilot crewing issues, both of which have resulted in large numbers of Airbus A380 aircraft being parked up.
The airline has announced cutbacks to its Auckland to Bali route, mere months after launching it. Emirates launched the Auckland-Denpasar-Dubai daily service using a Boeing 777-300ER to much fanfare in June. The cutbacks will see this route reduced to 4x weekly from January 2019.
The changes come only days after Emirates announced major schedule changes for Australian routes that will see Airbus A380 flights between Sydney and Dubai, Melbourne-Singapore-Dubai, and Sydney-Bangkok-Dubai all downgauged to Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. This means the loss of the inflight bar, as well as the move to a 2-3-2 business class layout with a dreaded middle seat.
Adelaide to Dubai services will see a change of aircraft from the Boeing 777-300ER to a Boeing 777-200LR, and Perth to Dubai will see a reduction in flights from 2x daily to 11x weekly.