Emirates Airline today launched the first
Airbus A380 flights to Bangkok, Thailand. The 'super jumbo'
aircraft will serve the Dubai-Bangkok route on a daily basis.
The new Thai route extends Dubai-based Emirates’
A380 presence in Asia after the launch of A380 flights to Sydney and
Auckland in February 2009.
The change of aircraft provides
a capacity increase of about 30% and also strengthens support for popular transit markets.
A380 aircraft also now servicing London Heathrow, UK tourists travelling to /
from Thailand will be able to enjoy a seamless A380
experience between the two destinations.
Emirates A380’s in-flight product includes
onboard shower spas in the First Class cabin
and even an onboard lounge for First and Business class
customers to enjoy.
With flat-bed massage-equipped
private suites in First Class, a new generation of intelligent
seating and flat-beds in Business Class, mood-lighting, and an in-flight entertainment system featuring over 1000
channels of on-demand entertainment, the Emirates’ A380 has to be
one of the finest premium commercial products in the sky.
The aircraft is set in a three-class
configuration (14 First, 76 Business and 399 Economy Class seats)
and spread over two levels with the upper deck dedicated to First
and Business class passengers.
Hailing the arrival of Emirates’ A380 as a
positive development for Thailand’s tourism industry, Mr. Chaisak
Angkasuwan, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport,
Thailand said, “We are delighted Emirates selected Bangkok as the
first Far East gateway for its revolutionary A380 product. Our
current marketing and trade campaigns focus on promoting Thailand
as an ideal holiday destination in the Middle East. Travellers
from this region make multiple visits to Thailand, staying on an
average nine days and spending over US$ 500 million annually. We
welcome the opportunity to partner with Emirates to grow the
tourism potential from this region.”
The daily services to Bangkok on EK
372 depart Dubai at 09:40 hours, arriving in Bangkok at
19:00 hours. It turns around as EK 373 departing Bangkok
at 21:25 hours, arriving in Dubai at 00:30 hours the
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