AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 5th December 2022 (WAM) -- Emirates' flagship A380 made a landmark touchdown at Auckland Airport. This is the first time the Emirates double-decker has landed in Auckland since February 2020, demonstrating increasing travel demand in and out of New Zealand.
The special non-stop daily service from Dubai to Auckland was greeted at Auckland Airport ahead of the country's first fully open summer since the pandemic.
Emirates flight EK448 takes off from Dubai International Airport at 10:05 and lands in Auckland at 11:05 local time. The flight has reclaimed the title of Emirates' longest route on its network, clocking in 14,200 km, with an estimated flight time of just under 16 hours from Dubai to New Zealand and 17 hours, 15 minutes in the other direction. This makes it one of the world's longest non-stop scheduled commercial flights.
The latest update to its services will offer customers greater levels of flexibility and choice when making travel plans and provide seamless connectivity and reduced transit time when travelling to other destinations in its global network, including destinations in Europe and the Middle East.
Emirates' A380 is deployed to 37 global destinations in 25 countries, increasing to 42 cities by March 2023.