Emirates to start services to Christchurch
Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, will fly to Christchurch from June 10, marking its second footprint in New Zealand after Auckland, which joined the Emirates route network in August last year.
The new connection to Christchurch will be an extension of the upcoming Dubai-Melbourne non-stop service, which Emirates will operate with the ultra long-haul A340-500 aircraft. Initially flying three times a week, the service will double to six times weekly on 1 August.
This means that Emirates will offer a total of 27 flights a week to New Zealand by August. The airline presently flies to Auckland daily via Sydney, daily via Singapore and Brisbane, and daily via Singapore and Melbourne.
Emirates currently operates to 74 destinations in 52 countries. In addition to Christchurch, Emirates will be launching the following new services this year: Budapest, Shanghai, Glasgow, Vienna, and New York. — (menareport.com)
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