Emirates confirms Hong Kong as latest A380 route
Emirates has confirmed Hong Kong as the newest destination for its Airbus A380.
The Dubai-based airline, which is the world's largest operator of the super-jumbo, has a total of 12 A380s in service with 78 on order.
Hong Kong will become the carrier'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.
"We are very excited to announce Hong Kong as a new Emirates A380 destination. This 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," said Richard Jewsbury, Emirates' senior vice president, commercial operations, Far East and Australasia.
"We are 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."