Emirates is to launch Airbus A380 services
between Dubai - Bangkok and
the vibrant city of Hong Kong.
Starting on 1 October 2010,
Emirates’ A380 will operate daily from Dubai as EK384 via Bangkok
with the return flight operating as EK385.
Emirates has a total of 12 A380s in service with
78 on order and Hong Kong will become the Dubai-based global
airline’s 11th A380 destination.
metropolis [Hong Kong] became part of Emirates’ ever expanding network back in
1991, and today we operate a double-daily service between Hong
Kong and Dubai, one non-stop and one flight via Bangkok. We also
operate 18 weekly Emirates SkyCargo freighter services,” said Richard Jewsbury,
Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East
and Australasia. “We
are proud to be able to demonstrate our commitment to Hong Kong by
putting our flagship aircraft on this route. Our passengers from
Hong Kong now have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful service
and comforts available on this aircraft and our passengers from
Thailand will have the option of flying the A380 to either Dubai
or Hong Kong.”
Emirates’ A380 products include
two onboard shower spas in the First Class cabin, featuring
signature amenities by the airline’s premium spa brand, Timeless
Spa. For First and Business Class passengers the onboard lounge features a fully-stocked bar and a
selection of hot and cold canapés.
massage-equipped private suites await passengers in First Class,
while in Business Class there is a new generation of all-aisle
flat-bed seats, for those travelling on the main deck in Economy
Class can stretch out in seats with a pitch of up to 33 inches.
In all classes, there is mood-lighting and ice,
the inflight entertainment system, featuring over 1200
channels of on-demand entertainment, including movies and music in
Thai and Cantonese.
Emirates currently operates the A380
from Dubai daily to Paris, Jeddah, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok,
Sydney, Auckland, Beijing and double daily to London Heathrow. On
1 September 2010 Emirates will begin daily flights with the A380 to
Manchester and from 31 October the aircraft will make a welcome
return to the non-stop service between Dubai and New York’s JFK
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