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Emirates’ boss in New Zealand says there’s strong demand from Kiwis willing to spend more than $10,000 apiece for first class travel.
Chris Lethbridge said the airline was selling first class suites for around $12,000 to Europe.
The airline has launched a number of fare promotions around its direct Auckland-Dubai service.
Besides private suites, showers (on A380s) and food on demand, passengers are currently being offered Dom Perignon worth around $500 a bottle.
”We are always pleasantly surprised at the demand for First Class. People have got a taste of it on the Tasman,” he said.
“More people are wanting to travel in comfort – people are surprised at how within reach it is in their budget.”