Emirates returned to the famous Indonesian travel destination of Bali on May 1 after a two-year break. The Boeing 777 aircraft will fly the route five times each week.
Emirates flight 398 (EK398) arrived at Denpasar International Airport (DPS) at 22:15 local time and was greeted with the traditional water cannon salute given to new planes and routes. The flight was scheduled to leave Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 09:10 a.m. local time, but arrived 40 minutes later at 09:50 a.m. It arrived in Bali five minutes ahead of schedule, at 22:15 local time, despite departing 40 minutes late.
Passengers and crew were greeted at the airport after the trip with a traditional bumbung dance performance, which reflected Bali's distinct culture and traditions. Passengers and personnel were offered cake following the dance, which was followed by a cake cutting ceremony attended by DPS airport authorities.
Flights have resumed due to the relaxation of international restrictions and increased demand for passenger travel. Emirates' Dubai-Bali route will run five times per week until July 1, when it will become a daily service. Flight EK398 will take off from Dubai at 09:10 local time and land at 22:20 local time in Bali. Return flight EK399 leaves Bali at 00:05 local time and arrives in Dubai at 05:00 local time.