Emirates Bali: A380 flagship to fly daily to Indonesia from June
Emirates, the leading international airline, is celebrating a milestone in Indonesia’s aviation history by deploying its A380 aircraft daily to Bali from June 1, 2023. This will mark the launch of the first scheduled A380 service to Indonesia. The airline is replacing one of its two daily flights to Bali, currently operated by 777-300ER jets, with an A380 in a two-class configuration.
Flight times and connections
The inaugural flight of Emirates’ A380 (flight EK368) departs Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 3:25 a.m. local time and lands at Denpasar International Airport (DPS) at 4:35 p.m. The return flight (flight EK369) departs Bali at 7:40 pm and arrives in Dubai at 0:45 am. All times are local times.
Successful cooperation and popularity of Bali
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer, praised the close cooperation with Balinese aviation authorities and underscored the importance of Bali as one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in Emirates’ global network. The airline launched its first nonstop flight from Dubai to Bali in 2015, complementing flights to Jakarta that started back in 1992.
Flight connections and partnerships
To date, Emirates has operated over 49,000 flights to Indonesia and carried more than nine million passengers between Indonesia and Dubai. Currently, Emirates offers 28 weekly flights to Bali and Jakarta, as well as onward service to 29 local destinations through partnerships with Garuda Indonesia and Batik Air.
Comfort and amenities on board the A380
Emirates’ two-class A380 includes 58 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class. Passengers traveling to and from Bali can look forward to Emirates’ spacious cabins and signature amenities, including the A380 on-board lounge, regionally inspired menus featuring a selection of Indonesian dishes, and ice, the award-winning in-flight entertainment system that offers more than 5,000 on-demand channels.
Expansion of the A380 route network
Emirates is continuously expanding its A380 route network in response to growing global demand for air travel. The flagship currently serves 41 destinations, including Dubai, and is expected to reach nearly 50 by the end of the summer.