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Emirates Airline Lands First Flight In Bali Since 2020

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The restart of airline giant, Emirates, flight services to and from Bali signals a significant shift closer to the end of international travel restrictions. 

Emirates Airlines, the flagship airline of the United Arab Emirates has restarted its flight services to Bali this week. The airline ceased operations in Bali in early 2020 due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. The airline is considered to be one of the best in the world with excellent customer service and a high-level safety rating. 

The first Emirates flight landed at Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar at 10.33 pm on 1st May 2022. The flight departed from Dubai at 9.26 am local time. The airplane was welcomed onto the runway in style. There was an epic water canon salute to celebrate the return of Emirates airlines to the Bali tarmac. 

Following their disembarkment, both passengers and the cabin crew were welcomed into the terminal building with a traditional cultural dance. Local artists performed the joged bumbung to showcase Bali’s rich culture and proud heritage. This was followed by a cake-cutting ceremony. 

There is good reason for so much celebration, the resumption of the Emirates flights offers wealthy travelers from the Gulf States direct access to Bali. Ahead of the G20 Summit in November, it is clear that authorities are keen to go above and beyond to celebrate international visitors and businesses returning to Indonesian soil. That said, Indonesia is famous for its warm and generous hospitality, as well as a love of ceremony. The celebration of Emirates’ return to the island seemed fitting. 

Emirates Airlines is restarting its operation with five weekly services from Denpasar. There are plans to scale up the service offerings as of July 2022 shifting to a daily service. The airline has timed its arrival perfectly to help accommodate the dramatic rise in travelers over the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. Emirates is the world’s largest airline with a fleet of over 250 aircraft. The company’s main operating hub is in Dubai, though they operate flights to 161 destinations.

Offering a premium service from across the G20 nations, it is timely that the airline has resumed its services in the run-up to the 2-day summit in November. The timing also closely aligns with the reopening of Indonesia’s visa on arrival program. There are 60 countries listed on the visa on arrival program, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, all of which have easy access to Emirates flights.

It seems that the airline industry has been preparing for a significant bounce back in the second financial quarter of 2022. JetStar, the low-cost airline under Australia’s world-famous Qantas brand, has announced its 18th birthday celebration sale. They have announced the release of 400,000 reduced-priced tickets, including free returns. The destinations include idyllic holiday destinations. Bali, Phuket, and Hawaii. The sale also includes tickets to Vietnam, Tokyo, and Seoul. The sale continues until Thursday 5th May.

Flights from Dubai to Bali in May start at $830 one-way. Budget-savvy travelers will be able to find  heaps of last-minute deals in the coming months. After a long lull in bookings airlines will be keen to ensure as many seats are booked as possible to try and recuperate costs. 

Travelers to Indonesia must check the entry requirements before they start their journey. Although borders are open and travel restrictions are easing there remain a number of Covid-19 restrictions in place, including the need for PCR tests, proof of vaccine if applicable, and proof of health insurance. Always the most updated requirements before you travel.

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Wayan Bo

Thursday 5th of May 2022

RT tickets with Emirates from FRA starts from € 1k


Thursday 5th of May 2022

Drop the pre departure PCR tests for vaccinated travelers and the tourist numbers will go up a lot faster... At the moment these tests are a heavy hitter for family travelling...


Friday 6th of May 2022

@RA, Totally agree. Two vaccines and a booster should be MORE than enough.