Emirates announced that it will recommence its direct Airbus A380 service between Auckland Airport (AKL) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) starting December 1, 2022.
The route is currently being operated by the airline’s Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, which makes a stop in KUL from Dubai International Airport (DXB) before continuing on to AKL. KUL and AKL will offer direct flights to Dubai when the A380 service starts.
The direct A380 service between DXB to AKL is the longest route on the Emirates network with a distance of 14,200 kilometers.
In May 2022, Emirates and the Malaysian Tourism Board signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) at the Arabian Travel Market.
Under the agreement, Emirates will develop initiatives to boost tourism to Malaysia, helping to promote it across its network of over 130 destinations.
Emirates’ direct flight EK448 from DXB to AKL will depart at 10:05 local time and will arrive at 11:05 the following day. The return flight will depart AKL at 21:15 local time and will arrive in DXB at 05:25hrs the next day.
Emirates’ A380 service to KUL, EK 346, will depart DXB at 03:30 local time, landing at 14:35 local time. EK 343 will depart KUL at 01:45 local time, arriving in Dubai at 05:05.