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Emirates has announced that it will restore its non-stop A380 services to and from Auckland (New Zealand) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), starting from Dec.1, 2022.
The Dubai-based airline currently operates to both cities with a linked Boeing 777-300ER service, which 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.
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 to and from Europe, the Middle East, South Asia as well as Africa.
The non-stop services between Dubai and Auckland will also reclaim its title as the longest route on the Emirates network, clocking in 14,200km, in addition to being one of the world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flights.
Emirates’ direct flight EK448 from Dubai to Auckland will depart at 10:05 and arrives at 11:05 the next day. The return flight will depart Auckland at 21:15 and arrives in Dubai at 05:25 the next day. All times are local.
Emirates’ A380 service to Kuala Lumpur, EK 346 will depart Dubai at 03:30, landing at 14:35. EK 343 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 01:45, arriving in Dubai at 05:05.
The reintroduction of the airline’s flagship A380 to Auckland and Kuala Lumpur will provide more choice for tourists looking to discover these exciting destinations, and also offers travellers a chance to experience the A380’s signature products and services across all classes.