Emirates to deploy high density A380 to Bangkok and KL

3 Aug 2015 by Clement Huang

Emirates will begin deploying its super high density A380 to Bangkok in December, followed by Kuala Lumpur next year.

The newly configured superjumbo will offer a total of 615 seats, making it the densest commercial passenger aircraft in the world. The two-class layout will feature 58 seats in business and an astonishing 557 in economy.

From December 1, the Gulf carrier will replace the incumbent B777-300 operating flights EK376 and EK377 to Bangkok witseth the superjumbo. Flight times will be unchanged, with EK376 departing Dubai at 0330 and arriving at Suvarnabhumi International airport at 1235. EK377 will then leave Bangkok at 1600 and land in Dubai at 1955.

This will be the carrier's fourth daily A380 service to Bangkok. In addition to the two B777 services, this means Emirates provides a whopping 2,790 seats to the Thai capital every day.

Emirates will also begin deploying its first A380 on a daily return service to Kuala Lumpur from January 1, 2016. Flight schedules will remain unchanged, with EK342 departing Dubai at 1015, arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 2125. The return EK343 service will then leave Kuala Lumpur at 0110 and land back in Dubai at 0430.

The aircraft change for Kuala Lumpur comes after recent longhaul cutbacks by Malaysia Airlines, leaving a gap in the market that Emirates hopes to satisfy.

As previously reported, the newly configured A380 is also set to be introduced to the carrier's Dubai-Copenhagen from December 1, 2015 (see here). Emirates has also just announced that it will launch a new five-times weekly service to Mashhad from September 1.

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Clement Huang

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