Dubai’s Emirates launches first A380 service to Bali


Dubai’s Emirates will deploy its A380 aircraft to Bali, starting June 1, 2023. This move marks a “key milestone” in Indonesia’s aviation history as the first scheduled A380 service to the country, according to a statement by Emirates.

The new second-class Emirates A380 service will replace one of the two daily services to Bali, which is currently operated by a second-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

“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,” Emirates’ chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said.

The airline’s debut A380 flight EK368 will depart from Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 03:25 AM (local time), arriving in Denpasar International Airport (DPS) at 04:35 PM (local time).

The returning flight, EK369, will depart Bali at 7:40 PM (local time), arriving in Dubai at 12:45 AM (local time).

“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,” Kazim said adding that the airline aims to drive “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.—Arabian Business