Emirates (EK) has announced an increase in flight operations to Hong Kong with a fourth daily service, and third non-stop one, set to start on October 27.
Flight EK386 will depart Dubai at 2100 to arrive in Hong Kong at 0805 the following morning. The return leg EK387 will depart the Chinese Special Administrative Region at 0940 for a 1455 touchdown in Dubai.
The new service will initially be operated by an A330-200 in a three class configuration (237 seats) before being upgraded to a Boeing 777-300ER (354 seats) later in the year. The three other flights, with the newest one added in October last year (see story), are served by the A380 and B777.
“We have been steadily increasing the number of services to Hong Kong and this fourth service gives our customers the flexibility to choose a morning arrival or/and departure that fits with their schedule and connect through Dubai to destinations on our ever expanding global network,” said Salem Obaidalla, EK's senior vice-president, commercial operations Far East & Australasia.
On the same day EK will also launch a second daily non-stop A380 service to Bangkok.
“Earlier this year we launched our fifth daily flight to Bangkok (story) and the passenger demand has led to the decision to upgrade one of the services to the second A380 on the route. Thailand has been part of the Emirates network for over 20 years and in last December we added Phuket as our second Thai destination,” added Obaidalla.