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Emirates plans Bangkok, Hong Kong capacity boost

Dubai airline will add second daily A380 flight to Bangkok; fourth daily service to Hong Kong in Oct

Emirates plans Bangkok, Hong Kong capacity boost

Emirates Airline has announced plans to increase capacity on its Bangkok and Hong Kong services.

The Dubai-based carrier said Bangkok, one of Emirates’ earliest destinations in the Far East joining the network in 1990, will receive a second daily, non-stop Airbus A380 service from October 27.

Emirates will also be strengthening is commitment to Hong Kong with the launch of a fourth daily service from Dubai, it said in a statement.

The new service will initially be operated by an Airbus A330-200 in a three class configuration before being upgraded to a Boeing 777-300ER later in the year.

Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ senior vice president, Commercial Operations Far East & Australasia, said: “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."

Emirates currently flies to 133 destinations in 77 countries including 23 destinations in 12 countries in the Far East and Australasia.

From Bangkok, Emirates offers services to Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Christchurch; from Hong Kong Emirates offers flights to Dubai and Bangkok.

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