Emirates has announced that it will add a fourth daily flight to Bangkok, Thailand. The decision comes as the demand for international travel to and from Bangkok continues to increase, as Thailand’s travel and tourism sector experience a steep revival.
Starting 1st January 2023, Emirates will operate an additional daily flight between Dubai International Airport and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport with the following schedule:
- Departure time: 22:35
- Arrival time: 07:35 (the next day)
- Flight time: 6 hours
- Flight number: EK374
- Frequency: Daily
- Departure time: 02:00
- Arrival time: 06:00
- Flight time: 7 hours
- Flight number: EK377
- Frequency: Daily
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Flight EK374 will be operated by Emirates’ 3-class Airbus A380 aircraft featuring First Class suites, lie-flat Business Class seats and standard Economy Class seats. The return flight, EK377, will be operated by the airline’s 2-class A380 aircraft featuring only Business and Economy Class cabins.
With this, Emirates will operate 28-weekly flights to Bangkok and 14-weekly flights to Phuket. The airline also operates a daily A380 service between Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Emirates is currently the sole operator on Dubai-Bangkok route. As of 1st January 2023, the airline will have 4 A380 departures daily to Bangkok- at 03:05, 03:35, 09:30 and 22:35 – and 4 A380 departures daily to Dubai – at 01:05, 02:00, 09:30 and 20:35. Thai Airways used to fly on this route using an A350 prior to the pandemic but since has stopped flying to Dubai.
As for its Middle Eastern competitors, Etihad Airways just has a daily flight to the Thai capital while Qatar Airways flies up to 4 times daily to Bangkok. However, Emirates deploys A380 on all of its Bangkok flights, resulting in higher capacity while the Qatari rival flies a mix of Airbus A380, Airbus A350 and Boeing B777 aircraft.
Featured image by Emirates
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