Bali will benefit for the first time of a new year-round non-stop flight to Auckland, New Zealand economic capital. The airline to offer the route is surprisingly Dubai-based carrier Emirates…
Emirates announced on Monday its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via Bali, Indonesia, starting from 14 June 2018.
The new service will offer global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand but also for world travellers a choice of three daily services between Dubai to Bali in the 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 non-stop daily service between Auckland and Bali, giving NZ passengers an opportunity to visit and/or stop over in one of the most popular islands in Indonesia. The airline will operate a 777-300ER on the route, offering 8 seats in First, 42 seats in Business and 304 seats in Economy class, as well as 20 tonnes of cargo .
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “We are pleased to introduce additional capacity to serve the strong demand for travel to Bali, and to Auckland. 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 is considered to be a world leading tourist destination, welcoming a record 5.68 million foreign tourist arrivals , including some 45,000 New Zealanders. Emirates’ new service will add to Bali’s global connectivity, further stimulating the island’s economic and tourism growth and help gorwing the total number of New Zealanders to the Island of the Gods.
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 06:55, 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 12:40, 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 worldwide flights.
* Emirates will operate double daily services to DPS from 28 October 2018, in accordance with winter schedules.