Emirates to launch new service to Auckland via Bali this summer

New service will commence on June 14, 2018

New service will commence on June 14, 2018

Dubai: Travellers from Dubai to Indonesia and New Zealand will get to enjoy more flight options, with the launch of a new service operated by Emirates.

The Dubai-based airline announced on Monday that it will start this summer a new daily service to Auckland, New Zealand via Bali, in response to strong travel demand to both destinations.

Commencing on June 14, 2018, the new service will offer travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand. It will complement the existing non-stop daily service between Dubai and Auckland and daily A380 service between Dubai and Christchurch via Sydney.

According to Emirates, the new service will boost Bali’s global connectivity and stimulate the island’s economic and tourism growth.

A popular tourist destination, Bali welcomed 4.5 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2016, including more than 40,500 travellers from New Zealand. The number of visitors from the Middle East to Bali also reached more than 48,000 in 2016, up by more than 59 per cent from a year earlier. More

By Cleofe Maceda, Senior Web Reporter  gulfnews.com