Emirates launches new route to Bali
On the evening of 3rd June, Emirates flew into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, an inaugural flight heralding the start of the Middle East-based airline’s non-stop daily service to the island of Bali direct from Dubai. On board the Boeing 777-300ER’s maiden flight were media from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and a senior management team from Emirates, as well as passengers originating from more than 40 different cities, including Moscow, Frankfurt and New York, among others, demonstrating Emirates’ global connectivity. This non-stop daily flight between Dubai and Bali marks Emirates’ second destination in Indonesia and ratchets up their number of global destinations to 146, adding to the airline’s route network in the Far East region, which now spans 18 destinations in 11 countries. Emirates have won more than 500 international awards, including Best Airline Worldwide and the Business Traveller Middle East 2015 Awards. Throughout all Emirates cabin classes, passengers can enjoy more than 2,000 channels on ice on demand, the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, besides a generous baggage allowance and unparalleled, multi-cultural service. “Bali remains a leading tourist destination and a significantly important market for Emirates. There is high interest from across our network for flights to Bali, specifically in the leisure segment. We look forward to connecting passengers from Bali to Dubai and onward to more than 80 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas via one convenient stop at our world-class hub,” declared Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations East. Deputy Minister for Resource Development, Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, Prof. I Gde Pitana said, “We are delighted to welcome Emirates to Bali as we believe that the new direct service will positively impact the Indonesian tourism sector and visitor numbers to Bali itself.” The airline commenced services to Indonesia in 1992 with three flights per week via Singapore and Colombo and since March 2013 has been operating three non-stop flights daily from Jakarta to Dubai with a Boeing 777 aircraft. With this exciting launch of a daily flight service to Bali, Emirates has emerged as the largest long-haul carrier in Indonesia, with four flights daily. www.emirates.com.