Business must be booming for Emirates! The United Arab Emirates based airline has added a sixth daily flight linking Dubai, UAE, with Bangkok, Thailand, offering yet more scheduling choices for travelers on the route.
"Emirates' newest service will connect passengers from Thailand perfectly with our morning departures from Dubai onto a vast network of European and American destinations, or for an ideal start of a working day in Dubai,” says Jabr Al-Azeeby, Emirates' Manager for Thailand & Indochina.
“The launch of yet another daily flight as well as the second daily A380 between Bangkok and Dubai means we are able to offer even greater travel options and comfort for our ex-Bangkok passengers."
Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations East, is equally upbeat.
“Emirates’ sixth daily service to Bangkok launches on the same day as the start of our second daily Airbus A380 service to the city, demonstrating the importance of Thailand to the airline," he says.
"Due to passenger demand, we have seen a steady increase in terms of services and capacity on our Southeast Asian routes. In addition to the Bangkok sixth daily, Emirates is also increasing its Hong Kong services to four daily from 27 October and will be launching a daily, non-stop service to Clark in the Philippines from 1 October.”
Comment and Analysis
I flew an Emirates Airbus A380 from Hong Kong to Bangkok a few weeks ago to attend a travel bloggers' match-up, and I must say – the A380 is some airplane!
Even the Economy Class cabin had a glamorous feel to it. When I posted a picture of it on Facebook, a friend thought I was flying Business Class!
I was especially impressed by the wash rooms, which had full length mirrors, which doubled your sense of psychological space.
I was, however, a bit surprised by the attitude of one of the flight attendants when I politely asked if I could have another glass of white wine. She looked at me with a rather pained expression and said, “If I have time!”
“No rush!” I said sweetly. “Take your time!”
I did get my second glass of wine, but I can't remember ever being looked at or spoken to that way by a flight attendant!