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Emirates to launch a new service to Auckland via Bali from June 14, 2018

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Emirates has announced its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via the island of Bali, Indonesia, starting from  June 14, 2018.

The new service will offer global travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementing Emirates’ existing nonstop daily service between Dubai and Auckland and its current daily Airbus A380 service between Dubai and Christchurch via Sydney. Travellers will also enjoy 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 300ER in a two-class configuration.

Emirates’ new Dubai-Bali-Auckland flight will provide the only year-round nonstop daily service between Auckland and Bali, giving passengers an opportunity to visit and/or stop over in one of the most popular islands in Indonesia. The airline will operate a Boeing 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 belly-hold cargo capacity.

 

Flight details and connections to Emirates’ global network and beyond

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 flights to many of the points beyond on the extensive Emirates and flydubai partnership network.

* Emirates will operate double daily services to DPS from 28 October 2018, in accordance with winter schedules.

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QANTAS and Emirates welcome the draft ACCC determination

QANTAS Airways Airbus A380-842 VH-OQC (msn 022) LHR (Antony J. Best). Image: 901229.

QANTAS Airways and Emirates Airline issued this joint statement:

QANTAS and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft determination that proposes to grant authorization for their partnership for another five years.

The continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will see the airlines deliver expanded services to better leverage each other’s networks, offering travellers improved schedule choice, increased frequent flyer benefits and an ongoing commitment to developing world class products and travel experiences for customers.

A final decision is expected in March 2018.

Comments from a QANTAS spokesperson:

“The ACCC’s draft determination is an important step in helping us deliver a better travel experience and more options between Australia, the UK and Europe for millions of customers.

“The first five years of the partnership has lived up to the promise of serving our customers better, together, and the changes to our network are designed to reinforce this for the next five years.

“With three options to get to Europe, via Perth, Singapore and Dubai, and more frequencies between Australia and New Zealand, the partnership better reflects customer demand, leverages new aircraft technology and plays to each airline’s respective network strengths.”

Comments from an Emirates spokesperson:

“We are pleased that the ACCC’s draft determination supports the authorization of our partnership with QANTAS for a further five years until 2023.

“More than 8 million passengers have benefited from Emirates and QANTAS’ joint network since the partnership began in 2013, and we look forward to continue leveraging on each airline’s unique strengths to offer travellers even more choice and enhanced services in the coming years.”

Top Copyright Photo: QANTAS Airways Airbus A380-842 VH-OQC (msn 022) LHR (Antony J. Best). Image: 901229.

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Emirates firms up its order for 20 additional Airbus A380s + 16 options

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Emirates and Airbus firmed up an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and signed a contract for the 20 additional A380s with a further 16 options to be confirmed at a later date. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at $16 billion (US) based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020.

The agreement was signed at the World Government Summit by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group; and Mikail Houari, Airbus President for Africa and Middle East. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France were also present.

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Emirates to maintain the QANTAS Airbus A380s

QANTAS Airways Airbus A380-842 VH-OQE (msn 027) SYD (Rob Finlayson). Image: 930015.

Emirates Engineering has announced an agreement with QANTAS Airways for aircraft maintenance. Under the terms of the agreement, Emirates Engineering will strip and repaint eight QANTAS A380 aircraft starting in March 2018. The aircraft will be repainted with the latest QANTAS livery at the state of the art Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai. The agreement also covers the replacement of landing gears for one QANTAS A380 aircraft by Emirates Engineering in February 2018.

The maintenance agreement between Emirates and QANTAS complements the strategic commercial partnership that is in place between the two airlines and heralds the start of collaboration in the areas of maintenance and engineering.

The Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre is the world’s largest dedicated aircraft painting facility owned by an airline. During the last financial year, Emirates Engineering completed 38 aircraft paint makeovers at its dedicated paint hangar. In addition, the centre has also installed a number of customised and eye-catching decals on Emirates’ fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft including most recently the tribute livery of the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, and special decals dedicated to Expo 2020 Dubai.

Emirates received its first A380 in 2008 and is today the largest operator of this aircraft type with 101 of the world’s largest commercial passenger aircraft currently in its fleet.  The airline’s engineering division operates modern, extensive facilities in Dubai that include seven heavy maintenance hangars and four light maintenance hangars that can all accommodate the A380s. It also the most experienced and equipped Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider in the world for the iconic double decker aircraft with over 110 A380 C-Checks completed to date.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Emirates): The QANTAS A380s will be repainted into the new livery by Emirates. QANTAS Airways Airbus A380-842 VH-OQE (msn 027) SYD (Rob Finlayson). Image: 930015.

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Emirates to launch services to Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

Emirates Airline Boeing 777-21H LR A6-EWA (msn 35572) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 913639.

Emirates has announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018.

The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo, complementing the airline’s existing daily Airbus A380 flight between Dubai and Sao Paulo. In total, Emirates will now fly 12 times a week to Sao Paulo. Emirates’ Santiago flight will be a linked service with Sao Paulo, meaning that customers in South America can now travel between the two cities in unprecedented style and comfort. Citizens from both Brazil and Chile only need ID cards to travel to either country.

The new route will be operated with a two-class configured Boeing 777-200LR which offers 38 Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 seats in Economy Class. The new 777 flight will also offer up to 14 tonnes of capacity for cargo, opening up access to more global markets for Chilean exports such as fish, seafood, cherries, flowers and general perishable goods.

Flight EK263 will depart Dubai on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays at 09:05hrs local time, arriving in Sao Paulo at 17:00, before departing again at 18:30 and arriving into Santiago at 21:40 on the same day. The return flight EK264 will depart Santiago on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays at 01:10 local time, arriving in Sao Paulo at 05:55. EK264 will depart once again from Sao Paulo at 07:45 bound for Dubai where it will arrive at 05:15 the next day.

 

 

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Emirates to launch nonstop Dubai-Newark service with a second daily flight from June 1

Emirates Airline Boeing 777-36N ER A6-EBC (msn 32790) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 929852.

Emirates will introduce a new nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Dubai from June 1, 2018, adding to its existing daily flight which operates with a stop in Athens, Greece.

The new nonstop service will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER, offering 8 suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business, 306 in Economy Class, and 19 tons of belly-hold cargo capacity. Flight EK223 will depart Dubai at 0300 am and arrive in Newark at 0900 am. The return flight EK224 departs Newark at 1150 am, arriving in Dubai at 0820 am the next day.  This new timing complements the existing Emirates service, as it provides travellers with a new option of a morning arrival in Newark, and a morning departure.

The morning arrival in Dubai also means east-bound travellers can conveniently explore one of the world’s most dynamic cities on a stopover day tour, before taking an evening connection to another destination on Emirates’ global network.

Changes at New York JFK

From March 25, Emirates will stop operating flight EK207/208, thereby reducing its services between Dubai and New York JFK to three daily flights. From JFK, Emirates will retain two nonstop flights a day to Dubai, and one flight a day via Milan, Italy.

With these operating updates at Newark and JFK, the total number of Emirates flights serving the New York metropolitan area will remain unchanged at 5 daily services from June 1.

Changes at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando

In addition, from March 25, Emirates will add two flights a week each to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL), and Orlando (MCO), effectively returning to daily services at both airports and reflecting the steady rebound in customer demand.

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