Jakarta, IO – Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim on Friday (24/3) said the airline will start operating the large wide-body aircraft to replace its Boeing 777-300ER fleet in Bali with a frequency of two flights per day.
The jumbo plane with call sign EK368 will depart from Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 3.25 am local time and is scheduled to arrive at Bali I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) at 4.35 pm WITA. Meanwhile, from Bali it is scheduled to depart at 7.40 pm and arrive in Dubai at 12.45 am.
“Emirates A380 aircraft is synonymous with our commitment to fly better with world-class products and services, and we are very pleased to be able to provide opportunity for our customers to experience extraordinary uniqueness and beauty on our flights to and from Bali,” said Kazim.
“Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in our network and a strategic market in Southeast Asia, so Emirates’ first A380 flight in Indonesia shows our long-term commitment to the Indonesian tourism sector.”
The aircraft features 58 reclining business class seats and 557 economy class seats with ample space. Passengers traveling to and from Bali can enjoy spacious and comfortable Emirates cabins.
By operating daily flights from Dubai to Bali in 2015, Emirates increased the number of scheduled flights to Jakarta which started in 1992.
The airline has had 49,000 flights carrying more than 9 million passengers plying the Indonesia-Dubai route. Currently, Emirates serves 28 flights a week to Bali and Jakarta, as well as more than 29 domestic destinations through collaboration with Garuda Indonesia and Batik Air. (rr)