The flight has reclaimed the title of Emirates’ longest route, reaching 14,200km
Dubai-based carrier Emirates Airline has resumed the deployment of its A380 aircraft to New Zealand due to increasing passenger demand.
New Zealand has now lifted almost all Covid-19 restrictions, after vaccine mandates and compulsory mask wearing was dropped in September 2021.
The daily A380 service takes off from Dubai International Airport at 10:05 and lands in Auckland at 11:05 local time.
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The flight has reclaimed the title of Emirates’ longest route on its network, clocking in 14,200km, with an estimated flight time of just under 16 hours from Dubai to New Zealand and 17 hours, 15 minutes in the other direction.
This is one of the longest non-stop scheduled commercial airline flights in the world.
The airline had stopped operating its double-decker service to New Zealand in February 2020.
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