Emirates launches daily flight from Auckland to Bali, then on to Dubai

A new daily, year-round flight service from Auckland to Dubai via Bali has been launched today.

Emirates said in a statement today that the new service reflects New Zealanders' growing interest in the Indonesian island as a holiday destination.

Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said, "We are very pleased to see the interest this new route has created since it was announced in mid-February, reflected in strong bookings from Auckland to Bali and beyond, as well as southbound from our global network."

The Auckland-Bali-Dubai service offers Kiwi travellers the only year-round, non-stop daily service between Auckland and Bali.

Travellers also have a choice of three daily flights between Bali and Dubai.

In 2016, Bali welcomed more than 4.5 million foreign tourist arrivals, including over 40,500 Kiwis.

An Emirates plane.
An Emirates plane. Source: Supplied