Special offers on UK to Brisbane flights are being offered by Emirates as the carrier raises capacity to the Queensland capital.

A third daily service starts from Dubai on December 1, providing an additional connecting option for UK travellers.

People booking to the city by May 25 special fares lead in at £659 from Gatwick for travel until June 30.

Business class rates start at £3,049 for travel between June 9 and March 31, 2018.

The increased frequency from the winter will see 3,724 seats a week added to the Dubai-Brisbane route as a three-class Boeing 777-200 is deployed in addition to two existing daily flights, with one service operating via Singapore and two flying onwards to Auckland in New Zealand.

Emirates is also upgrading a third daily service to Melbourne from a Boeing 777-300ER to an all Airbus A380 operation from March 25.