Emirates will initiate a fourth daily flight between Bangkok and Dubai starting January 1, 2023.
The additional Emirates flight will be operated by its flagship Airbus A380. Emirates flight EK374 – operated by a three-class configuration – will depart Dubai at 11.35pm, arriving in Bangkok at 7.35am, the following day.
The return flight EK377 – operated by a two-class configuration – will leave Bangkok at 2am, arriving in Dubai at 6am.
The airline said that the additional flight will serve the increased demand for international travel to and from Bangkok, “as Thailand’s travel and tourism sector experience a steep revival.”
The airline’s services to Thailand will include 28 flights to Bangkok and 14 flights to Phuket each week. Additionally, Emirates also operates a daily direct flight to Hong Kong from Bangkok.
Apart from Bangkok, another route that the carrier has pressed its A380 into service is to Gatwick. Earlier this month, it said that it has increased its services between Dubai and Gatwick Airport with the addition of a third daily A380 flight. Besides, the carrier operates three daily A380 services to Manchester in the UK.
Also, its A380 landed at Auckland Airport recently too – the first time that the Emirates double-decker has landed in Auckland since February 2020.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, it began operating the A380 on its Dubai-Bengaluru route for the first time. It therefore become the only carrier to operate an A380 service to Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International airport.
Another UAE carrier, Etihad, has said it will reintroduce four of its A380s into its fleet starting from the summer of 2023. Etihad plans to operate the A380s to London Heathrow and is in the preparation stage of building dedicated A380 teams including recruiting and training pilots, cabin crew and technical ground staff to support its A380 operations.