Watch: Emirates Marks 15-Years in Auckland
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Watch: Emirates Marks 15-Years in Auckland

Emirates celebrates vast movement of passengers and cargo

Emirates is celebrating 15 years of successful operations to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.

Since its inaugural flight in 2003, Emirates has carried over two million passengers to and from Auckland, connecting New Zealand to the world, with 21 flights a week to Dubai, Bali and beyond.

Emirates began its services to Auckland with daily flights via Sydney and Melbourne and, later, Brisbane.

In 2009, the award-winning airline introduced its iconic A380 aircraft to the route, providing a revolutionary double-decker aircraft to transport passengers between Auckland, Sydney and Emirates’ cosmopolitan hub, Dubai.

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Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating 15 years of flying into Auckland which has become an important part of Emirates’ success story in the region.

“We would like to thank all our customers and industry partners in New Zealand for their long-standing support over the years.

“We are proud to contribute to the city’s thriving tourism and trade industry, connecting Auckland to more than 160 destinations across six continents with only one stop in Dubai.”

Emirates SkyCargo has uplifted over 85,000 tonnes of cargo to and from Auckland since 2015, carrying goods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, pharmaceuticals and equipment.

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