DUBAI, 20 February 2018: Emirates plans to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via the island of Bali, Indonesia, starting 14 June.
The new service will offer travellers three daily services to New Zealand. Emirates already serves Dubai and Auckland with a nonstop daily flight and a daily A380 service between Dubai and Christchurch that has a transit stop in Sydney.
Travellers will also have a choice of three daily services between Dubai and Bali this summer, as the new flight adds to Emirates’ two existing daily services, which are currently operated by a Boeing 777 300-ER in a two-class configuration.
Emirates’ new Dubai-Bali-Auckland flight will provide the only year-round nonstop daily service between Auckland and Bali, giving passengers an opportunity to visit and/or stopover in one of the most popular islands in Indonesia.
The airline will operate a 777-300ER on the route, offering eight seats in first, 42 seats in business and 304 seats in economy class.
Emirates Airline president, Tim Clark said: “We are confident that our year-round service between Auckland and Bali will be well received by our customers, not only in New Zealand and Indonesia, but also from our global network particularly from markets like the UK, Europe and the Middle East.”
Bali welcomed more than 4.5 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2016, including over 40,500 New Zealanders. Emirates’ new service will add to Bali’s global connectivity, further stimulating the island’s economic and tourism growth.