The Dubai-based carrier will serve Hong Kong with the superjumbo from October 1, on its daily flight operating via Bangkok.
The A380 will be added to flights EK384 and EK385 from the start of October, making Hong Kong the airline’s 11th A380 destination. Emirates’ other daily non-stop service between Dubai and Hong Kong will continue to be operated with Boeing 777 aircraft.
Emirates will be the second carrier to regularly serve Hong Kong with the superjumbo, with Singapore Airlines having commenced A380 services to the destination in July last year (see online news June 11, 2009). Emirates will also commence A380 flights to Manchester on September 1, and will recommence flights to New York with the superjumbo on October 31.
The carrier recently ordered a further 32 Airbus A380s, taking its total orders for the superjumbo to 90 aircraft (see online news June 8).
For more information visit emirates.com.
Report by Mark Caswell