Emirates to restore world’s longest non-stop flight to Auckland

The world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight is back.

Emirates airlines is fast ramping up its services as customers start travelling without the fear of pandemic. The Dubai-based airline announced it will restore its non-stop A380 services to and from Auckland and Kuala Lumpur, starting 1 December.

The non-stop service between Dubai and Auckland covers a distance of 14,200 km, making it the longest route not just on the Emirates network, but across the globe for any airline.

The announcement comes just days after Emirates started three daily A380 services to Bengaluru, and upgraded its daily flight to Perth from a Boeing 777-300ER to an A380.

The airline currently operates to both Kuala Lumpur and Auckland with a linked Boeing 777-300ER service. It makes a stop in Kuala Lumpur before continuing on to Auckland. The start of A380 flights will see both cities delinked and served with direct services to and from Dubai.

Emirates’ direct flight EK448 from Dubai to Auckland will depart at 10:05hrs and arrive at 11:05hrs the next day. The return flight will depart Auckland at 21:15hrs and arrives in Dubai at 05:25hrs the next day. All times are local.

EK346 to Kuala Lumpur will depart Dubai at 0330hrs, landing at 1435hrs. EK 343 is scheduled to fly from Kuala Lumpur at 0145hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0505hrs.

New Zealand is ramping up its visibility with a global campaign in key markets to encourage more visitors to come and re-live the country’s incredible experiences and stunning natural attractions.

To promote Malaysia as a unique travel destination, Emirates recently signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) with the Malaysia Tourism Board to develop inbound visitor traffic into the country from key markets across the airline’s network.

The latest update to the airline’s schedule will offer customers greater levels of flexibility and much-needed seat availability. The new services will also provide more opportunities to travel across the Emirates network with reduced transit times after the delinking of services, and faster connections.

Emirates is accelerating the deployment of its flagship A380 aircraft in line with growing global demand for air travel, with 32 destinations currently being served on a scheduled basis, and more to be announced in the coming weeks and months.



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