Dubai-based Emirates recently announced its plans to introduce a second daily service to Bali, Indonesia, on 2 July 2017. The airline believes the new service will help meet the growing demand for travel to and from Bali, providing more convenience and connectivity options to the travellers.
The new flight will be operated by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration. 42 seats in Business Class and 386 seats in Economy Class will be available for the passengers. Flight EK360 will take off from Dubai airport at 0125hrs and arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport at 1430hrs. The return flight, EK361, will leave at 1630hrs and arrive at the Dubai International Airport at 2130hrs.
Emirates’ new service will provide seamless connection to a number of destinations across Europe, including London, Amsterdam, Moscow, and Paris. Moreover, it will also enable travellers to enjoy a convenient domestic connection to the nearby Indonesian cities of Surabaya, Makassar and Lombok.
Bali is one of the leading holiday destinations in the Fareast, welcoming nearly five million foreign tourist arrivals in 2016. According to the Bali Government Tourism Office, there has been a considerable surge in the tourism numbers from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Russia in 2016.
The Gulf carrier started flight service to Indonesia in 1992 with three flights per week via Singapore and Colombo, and since March 2013, Emirates has been offering three non-stop flights daily from Jakarta to Dubai using a Boeing 777 aircraft on the route. From June 2015, the airline has also been running daily flights between Bali and Dubai.