It seems the New Zealanders also have an appetite for Bali as much as their Australian counterparts with Emirates announcing they commence daily flights from Dubai to Auckland via Bali from 14 June 2018.
The UAE based airline announcement sees Emirates expanding their operations further into NZ with the new flight adding to their existing daily nonstop flight from Dubai to Auckland and Dubai via Sydney to Christchurch flights.
The route will be operated by a three class Boeing 777, featuring eight first class seats, 42 business class seats, and 304 economy seats. Currently this 777 will sadly not be retrofitted with the new business class seat, so if you don’t mind the hop over your fellow business passenger or a slightly angled sleep then you will lap this option up.
The flight will depart as EK450 Dubai to Bali departing 6:55AM arriving 8:20PM, following on as EK450 Bali to Auckland departing 10:00PM arriving 10:00AM (+1 day)
From Auckland, the flight will operate as EK451 to Bali departing 12:40PM arriving 5:55PM, following on as EK451 Bali to Dubai departing 7:50PM arriving 12:45AM (+1 day).
Personally I welcome the announcement as it adds more upgrade and reward seats potential especially with the Asia Pacific region currently struggling to cope with demand. Yes it would be a slight detour for me but when the chance to sit towards the front is offered I don’t mind investing the extra handful of hours in the sky.
Will you be taking advantage of Emirates new Dubai to Bali to Auckland flight?