Emirates will introduce a fifth daily non-stop service between Dubai and Bangkok from March 31st, 2013. 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.
“Emirates has been operating flights to Bangkok since 1990 and this capacity increase – combined with the launch of the Phuket service in early December – demonstrates what an important market Thailand is to us,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East & Australasia.
“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. In addition, both our passengers and cargo customers will have the added flexibility of being able to choose from five flights a day between Dubai and Bangkok, and onwards to our expanding route network.
“The increased frequency on Bangkok-Dubai service is just in time for passengers from Thailand to plan their Songkran holidays and to accommodate the anticipated high demand into Bangkok during the festive period,” said Jabr Al-Azeeby, Emirates’ Manager for Thailand and Indochina.
Operated by a three-class Airbus 330-200L, EK376 will depart Dubai at 03:40 hrs and arrive in Bangkok at 13:00 hrs. The return flight, EK377, will depart at 15:25 hrs the same day and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 18:30 hrs. From 1st September, the service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, also in a three-class configuration.