Emirates is spreading its A380 fleet destinations by adding Bali in Indonesia.
The airline will deploy a 2-class Emirates A380 service, which will replace one of the two daily services to Bali currently operated by a 2-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Planned operation for the A380 will be:
EK368 DEPART DXB 03:25 ARRIVE DPS 16:35+1 EK369 DEPART DPS 19:40 ARRIVE DXB 00:45+1 Comments 1 June 2023 with A380 equipment Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Emirates Airbus A380 - Two Class
On a two-class Emirates A380 aircraft, passengers are offered 58 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 557 seats in Economy Class.
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 currently serves Indonesia with 28 weekly flights to both Bali and Jakarta and offers increased connectivity to 29 more domestic cities via the two gateways through its partnership agreements with both Garuda Indonesia and Batik Air.
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, said:
“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.
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.”
Faik Fahmi, President Director of PT. Angkasa Pura I, said,
“The scheduled operations of the Airbus A380 in Indonesia will be a historic moment for Indonesian aviation and Angkasa Pura I. We welcome the Emirates A380 service, which will operate in early June, and are honored to be the first airport operator to receive regular commercial flights of the aircraft in the country. This is the result of well-established coordination, synergy, and cooperation between Angkasa Pura I as the airport operator, Emirates, and the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia as the regulator. We hope the A380 operations in Indonesia, especially Bali, will have an increasingly positive impact on the tourism and economy sectors, and will further allow more opportunities for cooperation and investment in other sectors of the industry in Indonesia.”
Further Growth for the A380 fleet
With Emirates growing its network, the Airbus A380 is building out its operations – with 41 destinations served by the double-decker wonder jet. The airline is planning to expand this to 50 by the end of the summer.
With such a capacity machine, the Airbus A380 is an important way of driving passengers through its hub in Dubai, funnelling passengers and revenue.
And it is a sign that in certain cases, the A380 is still a tough thing to beat.
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