By Staff writer
Dubai airline says holiday hotspot island is 'significantly important' market, expects high demand
Emirates Airline has announced that it will launch a new daily service to the island of Bali in Indonesia from June 3, adding to the airline’s route network in the Asia Pacific region which currently spans 23 destinations in 13 countries.
One of the most popular islands in Indonesia, Bali is a leading tourist destination which welcomed more than 3.7 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2014.
The non-stop service between Dubai and Bali will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration and it will be Emirates’ 148th global destination.
"Bali is a significantly important market for Emirates. There is high interest in Bali from across our network, specifically in the leisure segment," said Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Emirates Airline.
Emirates started services to Indonesia in 1992 with three flights per week via Singapore and Colombo, and since March 2013, the airline has been operating three non-stop flights daily from Jakarta to Dubai with a Boeing 777 aircraft.