Emirates Provides New NZ Connections
1 June 2005
EMIRATES PROVIDES NEW NZ CONNECTIONS
Emirates, the Dubai-based international
airline, today announced a new
daily connection between Christchurch and Sydney, commencing July 16, 2005.
air link will operate as an extension of Emirates'
daily non-stop service and replace the airline's current
Christchurch-Melbourne-Dubai routing, which will instead operate
Auckland-Melbourne-Dubai from the same date.
Richard Vaughan, Emirates' Senior Vice
President East Asia and Australasia,
said: "This move caters to our customers' changing requirements, in
particular the strong passenger demand for travel between Christchurch and
Sydney. We keep a close watch on market trends, and are taking the
opportunity to review our services in Australasia as we expand our network
and aircraft fleet."
Emirates will continue to operate four
flights a day between New Zealand
and Dubai - daily from Christchurch, and thrice a day from Auckland. On
both the new Christchurch-Sydney-Dubai routing and the
Auckland-Melbourne-Dubai service, Emirates will operate its Airbus A340-500
aircraft which offers more than 500 channels of on-demand personal
entertainment in all classes; 12 luxurious first class suites; 42 business
seats and 204 Economy seats; as well as 14 tonnes of bellyhold capacity for
From its modern
Dubai hub, Emirates offers New Zealand passengers
shippers a speedy direct service to destinations in Europe, Africa and
other parts of the Middle East.
Emirates' routes (and aircraft types) from New
Zealand from July 16 will
Auckland-Melbourne-Dubai (Airbus A340-500)
· Auckland-Sydney-Bangkok-Dubai (Boeing 777-300 ER)
· Auckland-Brisbane-Singapore-Dubai (Boeing 777-300)
· Christchurch-Sydney-Dubai (Airbus A340-500)
From July 16, Emirates daily departures (all times local) will be:
Flight EK 413, departs Christchurch 6.10pm, arrives
Sydney 7.25pm; departs
Sydney 9.10pm, arrives Dubai 5.45am (next day)
Flight EK 419, departs Auckland 3.50pm,
arrives Sydney 5.15pm; departs
Sydney 6.45pm, arrives Bangkok 1am (next day); departs Bangkok 2.30am,
arrives Dubai 5.35am.
Flight EK 433, departs Auckland 5.25pm,
arrives Brisbane 7pm; departs
Brisbane 8.30pm, arrives Singapore 2.15am (next day); departs Singapore
3.25am, arrives Dubai 6.25am.
Flight EK 407, departs Auckland
5.55pm, arrives Melbourne 7.45pm; departs
Melbourne 9.30pm, arrives Dubai 5.40am (next day)
Emirates flies to
78 cities in 54 countries in Europe, North America,
Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and Asia-Pacific. Since January
2004 the airline has launched services to 10 new destinations, including
the Seychelles, Seoul and Alexandria this year. Later this year it will
start services to Hamburg, and will being flying to Beijing in February