Emirates has launched a new daily service from
Dubai to Auckland via Bali.
The new service offers global
travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand,
complementing Emirates’ existing non-stop daily A380 service
between Dubai and Auckland and its current daily A380 service
between Dubai and Christchurch via Sydney.
Travellers will now
also have the choice of three daily services between Dubai to Bali
in the summer (northern hemisphere), as the new flight adds to
Emirates’ two existing daily services which are currently operated
by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration.
The airline is operating a 777-300ER on the route, offering eight
seats in First, 42 seats in Business and 304 seats in Economy
class, as well as 20 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity. The new
service will also be the first Emirates Bali flight to offer
passengers the airline’s impressive First Class product.
Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said, “We are very pleased
to see the interest this new route has created since it was
announced in mid-February, reflected in strong bookings from
Auckland to Bali and beyond, as well as southbound from our global
network. Markets such as the UK, Europe and the Middle East have
all responded keenly to the new option provided by us opening up
this route. Bali and Auckland are both desirable destinations in
the eyes of our customers.”
The new route also supports
increased demand for trade between Indonesia and New Zealand, and
will enable Emirates SkyCargo to offer up to 20 tonnes of cargo
capacity on the aircraft per flight. According to recent
statistics, it is estimated that the total two-way trade between
New Zealand and Indonesia exceeds NZ$1.5 billion. The flight will
provide opportunity for Indonesian exports, imports and transhipments through Denpasar as well as exports from New Zealand
including cut flowers, fresh produce and chilled foods including
Apart from the opportunity for a stopover in
Bali, the new service will provide excellent connections to/from
London and other major European cities.
The southbound flight, EK
450, will depart Dubai at 07:05, arriving at Denpasar (Bali) at
20:20 local time, before flying on to Auckland at 22:00, arriving
in New Zealand’s biggest city at 10:00, the following day.
Northbound, the new service will depart Auckland as flight EK 451
at the convenient time of 12:50, arriving in Denpasar at 17:55
local time. It will depart Denpasar at 19:50, arriving in Dubai
just after midnight at 00:45, connecting to flights to many of the
points beyond on the extensive Emirates and flydubai partnership