24-Feb-2016 11:25 AM

Emirates to utilise flexible routings on upcoming Dubai-Auckland service to improve efficiency

Emirates Airline reported (23-Feb-2016) it plans to utilise flexible routes to take advantage of tailwinds to achieve flight efficiency on its upcoming Dubai-Auckland service from 01-Mar-2016, the longest air route in the world by distance. Emirates noted: "This proven technology, combined with the elimination of an en-route stop in Australia, could shorten the time to Auckland by up to three hours." Airservices Australia and Airways New Zealand have worked to develop track systems to develop the most optimal routings. [more - original PR]

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