New Emirates route flies non-Stop Dubai-Auckland
An Emirates Airbus A380 landed safely in Auckland, NZ from Dubai, UAE on Wednesday, completing the world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight.
The route covered a span of 14,200km (8,824 miles) and was also the longest in duration, with passengers spending 17 hours 15 minutes in the air during the return leg from Auckland to Dubai.
This new service will be an addition to the award-winning airline’s existing flights, meaning that Emirates will then have five services daily into New Zealand: three A380 double-decker services to Auckland via Australia, a daily Christchurch service with a Boeing 777-300ER, and the new non-stop service operated with a Boeing 777-200LR.
The inaugural Dubai-Auckland flight was made by an A380 but regular service on this route will be carried out using the Boeing 777.
This record is expected to be short-lived by Emirates’ upcoming Dubai-Panama City service launching later this month. It will take an estimated 17 hours 35 minutes.
The purpose of these lengthy flights according to the airline is to “encourage even more trade and tourism between [these] countries, by offering more choice to passengers and freight customers”.
Emirates Cabin Crew recently performed their newest “safety video” showing off their football skills to HSV fans in Hamburg, Germany. This comes four months after their successful performance in Lisbon, where they demonstrated a similar routine in front of 65,000 Sport Lisboa e Benfica fans.
New business class seats coming soon
As the world’s largest international airline and a leader in developing innovative products to enhance its passenger comfort in air travel, Emirates has announced that it will reveal a new Business Class seat for the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft at ITB Berlin on 9th March.
Inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, the seats will have a diamond stitch pattern of a light grey full leather cove and an ergonomically designed headrest to give it a sleek overall look and feel. Designed with enhanced customer comfort in mind, the new seat has a pitch of 72 inches and can be electrically moved into a fully flat sleeping position at 180 degrees.
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