Emirates to restore A380 services to Kuala Lumpur and Auckland

Emirates to restore A380 services to Kuala Lumpur and Auckland

The UAE-Auckland route is the world’s longest non-stop flight

Emirates airline currently serves Auckland and Kuala Lumpur on a linked Boeing 777-300ER flight. From 1 December 2022, Emirates will resume direct A380 services to Auckland and Kuala Lumpur.

The Boeing 777-300ER service makes a stop in Kuala Lumpur before continuing on to Auckland. The start of A380 flights will mark the end of the linked service with passengers flying to each destination directly from Dubai instead.

The non-stop service between Dubai and Auckland is the longest route on the Emirates network, clocking in 14,200km, which makes it one of the world’s longest non-stop scheduled commercial flights.

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Emirates’ direct flight from Dubai to Auckland will depart at 10:05 and arrive at 11:05 the next day. The return flight will depart Auckland at 21:15 and arrive in Dubai at 05:25hrs the next day. All times are local.

Emirates’ A380 service to Kuala Lumpur, EK346, will depart Dubai at 03:30, landing at 1435. Flight EK343 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 01:45, arriving in Dubai at 05:05. 


New Zealand is now ramping up its visibility with a global campaign in key markets to encourage inbound tourism. 

With the aim of driving passenger traffic, Emirates also recently signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) with Malaysia’s Tourism Board to boost tourist numbers from markets across the airline’s network.

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