Friday, May 10, 2013

Emirates flights to Bangkok and Hong Kong set to increase

Dubai based Middle Eastern airline Emirates is increasing its South East Asia capacity by increasing capacity on its Bangkok and Hong Kong flights. Thailand's capital Bangkok will receive a second daily, non-stop Airbus A380 service from 27 October 2013, operating as EK 372 which departs Dubai at 09:40 hrs and arrives in Bangkok at 18:40 hrs. The return flight from Bangkok, EK 373, will depart at 20:40 hrs and arrive in Dubai the following day at 00:30 hrs. Bangkok joined Emirates' network in 1990 and is one of Emirates’ earliest destinations in the Far East. Emirates will also strenghten its commitment to Hong Kong by adding a fourth daily flight to Hong Kong from Dubai. Non-stop service, EK 386, will depart from Dubai at 21:00 hrs and arrive in Hong Kong the following morning at 08:05 hrs. The return flight EK 387 will depart Hong Kong at 09:40 hrs arrive in Dubai at 14:55 hrs. Emirates will operate these new Hong Kong flights with Airbus A 330-200 in a three class configuration and later upgrade it to Boeing 777-300ER later in 2013.

“The addition of a second daily A380 flight to Bangkok and a fourth daily service to Hong Kong demonstrates Emirates’ commitment to both Thailand and Hong Kong. Earlier this year we launched our fifth daily flight to Bangkok and the passenger demand has led to the decision to operate the second A380 on the route. Thailand has been part of the Emirates network for over 20 years and in December we added Phuket as our second Thai destination,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Far East & Australasia.

“We have been steadily increasing the number of services to Hong Kong and this fourth flight gives our customers the flexibility to choose a departure time that fits with their schedule and connect through Dubai to destinations on our ever expanding global network,” added Mr Obaidalla.

Emirates Airbus A380
An Emirates Airbus A380
Emirates fly to Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Christchurch from Bangkok and fly to Dubai and Bangkok from Hong Kong. Emirates has a particularly strong presence in the South and Southeast Asian region, which together connect Dubai with more international destinations in the region than any other Middle Eastern airline.

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