Emirates expands in Asia
Emirates has further strengthened its commitment to South East Asia by introducing a fifth daily non-stop service between Dubai and Bangkok.
From March 31, Emirates will operate 35 flights a week between Dubai and Bangkok, plus a daily Airbus A380 service between Bangkok and Hong Kong and a daily flight between Bangkok and Sydney, which connects on to Christchurch. These services, along with the Phuket flights, take the number of weekly Emirates departures from Thailand to 56.
March 31 will also mark the start of the airline’s fourth daily service between Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, whilst a third daily Jakarta service will commence on March 1. Elsewhere in the region, the Singapore service received a boost in capacity following the introduction of a 517-seat A380 to the route in December 2012, while flights from Ho Chi Minh City were launched in June last year.
“This new service will benefit Thailand’s tourism sector by bringing even more visitors from the likes of the Middle East and traditionally strong markets like Europe and Australasia, said Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East & Australasia Salem Obaidalla.
Emirates operates flights on a daily schedule from Malta to Dubai via Larnaka, Cyprus.