Emirates set to launch non-stop route to Auckland

Just months after it announced the world’s longest service to Panama City (see here), Emirates is one-upping itself with an even longer route – between Dubai and Auckland.

With effect from March 1, the Gulf carrier will deploy a B777-200LR aircraft on the route, which it will serve daily. The long-range Boeing aircraft features a three-class configuration, with eight seats in first, 42 in business and 217 in economy.

Flight EK448 will depart Dubai at 1005 and arrive in Auckland at 1100 the day after, with a flight time of just under 16 hours. The return service will see flight EK449 take off from the New Zealand city at 2130 and touch back down in Dubai at 0545 the next day. The total flight duration of the return sector will be 17 hours and 15 minutes.

At 8,810 miles (14,178km), the Dubai–Auckland service will be 230 miles (370km) longer than Emirates’ new Panama service (8,580 miles/13,808km), which launches next month.

For more information, visit emirates.com

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