April 07, 2015: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will soon be adding the popular Indonesian Island of Bali to its Asia Pacific network, opening up a new trade lane between the island and the cargo carrier's network of more than 140 destinations.
Bali will become Emirates SkyCargo' s 2nd gateway in Indonesia and 24th Asia Pacific point in its global network.
With the launch of its daily service to Bali, Emirates SkyCargo will offer 294 tonnes of cargo capacity per week both ways in the belly hold of a Boeing 777-300 ER which will be used on the route. The new Bali service will bring to four the number of daily flights Emirates SkyCargo has to Indonesia - three of which are to the country's capital Jakarta.
"With Bali joining our network, it opens up new opportunities for businesses on the island as well as for those across our network of more than 140 destinations. Our hub Dubai, which is strategically located between east and west, enables us to offer our customers in the Asia Pacific region access to markets in the Middle East, Africa and Europe," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.
The Asia-Pacific countries and Australia maintained its leading position among the UAE's trade partners in terms of non-oil trade, accounting for 43%, or AED 106 billion of total direct trade volume in the first quarter of 2014, according to Federal Customs Authority data.
Emirates' new daily flight to Bali will depart Dubai as EK398 at 0820hrs and arrive at Bali's Denpasar International Airport at 2140hrs the same day. The return flight, EK399, will depart at 2340hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 0500 the next day.