Emirates to launch daily A380 flights to Auckland
03 June, 2016
Emirates will start direct daily Airbus A380 services on the world’s longest non-stop route from Dubai to Auckland in New Zealand in December 2016, airline president Tim Clark said on Thursday. The Dubai-based carrier started direct services to Auckland on 1 March having already served the city on connecting flights through Australia. Emirates launched the inaugural service to Auckland with a one-off A380 flight and has since operated the route with a 266-seat Boeing 777-200LR (long range). The A380 to Auckland will offer three classes and have 489 seats, Clark said.