Emirates has announced that it will soon start deploying Airbus A380 aircraft on flights to Bali. This marks the first time that Indonesia will have scheduled Airbus A380 service.
First A380 service to Indonesia
Starting 1st June 2023, Emirates will deploy two-class A380 on one of the two daily flights it operates to the tourist island of Bali. The other flight will continue to be operated with two-class Boeing B777-300ER aircraft.
The A380 flights will run with the following schedule:
- Departure time: 03:25
- Arrival time: 16:35
- Flight time: 9 hours and 10 minutes
- Flight number: EK368
- Frequency: Daily
- Departure time: 19:40
- Arrival time: 00:45 (the next day)
- Flight time: 9 hours and 05 minutes
- Flight number: EK369
- Frequency: Daily
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Emirates’ two-class A380 features 58 lie-flat Business Class seats and 557 standard Economy Class seats.
The Emirates A380 is synonymous with our fly better promise and world-class products and services, and we’re excited to offer our travellers the opportunity to experience its uniqueness and unmatched beauty on flights to and from Bali. Needless to say that we’ve been working closely with our partners at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to ensure our A380 operations will be seamless and smooth. We’d like to thank the authorities and our partners for all their support.said Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.
Emirates says that with the introduction of a daily A380 service to Bali, it is supporting the travel and tourism industry in Bali.
Bali continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in our network and strategic markets in Southeast Asia, and the Emirates A380’s debut in Indonesia underscores our long-standing commitment to its travel and tourism sector. We look forward to driving more inbound traffic to the island, while also offering leisure and business travellers more opportunities to connect to Dubai and beyond to cities across Europe and the Americas through Emirates’ extensive global network.added Adnan.
Emirates launched a non-stop daily service from Dubai to Bali in 2015, adding to its scheduled flights to Jakarta which began in 1992. The airline has so far operated more than 49,000 flights and carried over 9 million passengers between Indonesia and Dubai.
The Dubai-based airline currently operates a total of 28-weekly flights to Indonesia, 14 each to Jakarta and Bali. Emirates also offers increased connectivity to 29 more domestic cities via the two gateways through its partnership agreements with both Garuda Indonesia and Batik Air.
Featured image by Emirates
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