Emirates have announced that it today
expanded Emirates A380 services into Hong Kong and from 1 October 2010 increase
its existing A380 services from Dubai to Bangkok to a daily service.
The full media release from
Emirates can be read below:
Emirates’ A380 Network Continues to Expand
DUBAI, U.A.E., 19th August 2010: Emirates, the
world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, today announced Hong Kong as the
newest destination for its super-jumbo.
Emirates has a total of 12 A380s in service
with 78 on order and Hong Kong will become the Dubai-based global airline’s
11th A380 destination.
Starting on 1st October, Emirates’ A380 will operate daily from Dubai as
EK384 via Bangkok with the return flight operating as EK385.
Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial
Operations, Far East and Australasia, said: “We are very excited to announce Hong
Kong as a new Emirates A380 destination.
commercially-vibrant metropolis became part of Emirates’ ever expanding network
back in 1991, and today we operate a double-daily service between Hong Kong and
Dubai, one non-stop and one flight via Bangkok. We also operate 18 weekly
Emirates SkyCargo freighter services.
proud to be able to demonstrate our commitment to Hong Kong by putting our
flagship aircraft on this route. Our passengers from Hong Kong now have the
opportunity to enjoy the wonderful service and comforts available on this
aircraft and our passengers from Thailand will have the option of flying the
A380 to either Dubai or Hong Kong.”
Emirates’ luxurious A380 products include two onboard shower spas in the
First Class cabin, featuring signature amenities by the airline’s premium spa
brand, Timeless Spa. For First and Business Class passengers the onboard lounge
is the social highlight, featuring a fully-stocked bar and a selection of hot
and cold canapés.
Flat-bed massage-equipped private suites await passengers in First Class,
while in Business Class there is a new generation of all-aisle flat-bed seats,
for those travelling on the main deck in Economy Class can stretch out in seats
with a pitch of up to 33 inches.
In all classes, there is mood-lighting and ice, the award-winning,
inflight entertainment system featuring over 1200 channels of on-demand
entertainment, including movies and music in Thai and Cantonese.
Emirates currently operates the A380 from Dubai daily to Paris, Jeddah,
Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland, Beijing and double daily to London
Heathrow. On September 1st Emirates will begin daily flights with the A380 to
Manchester and from 31st October the aircraft will make a welcome return to the
non-stop service between Dubai and New York’s JFK airport.