LONDON – Dubai-based UAE carrier Emirates Airways has announced the return of their daily non-stop services to Hong Kong.
Adding to its already existing Dubai – Bangkok – Hong Kong route, Emirates’ return of non-stop flights daily will increase the airline’s frequency to 14 flights per week for the market.
Non-stop to Hong Kong
Emirates have announced the return of their non-stop Hong Kong services from their base and hub of Dubai airport (DXB), after seeing an increase in demand for international travel and its market.
The route becomes the second of Emirates’ services to the Hong Kong region as it comes as an addition to the already existing route via Bangkok.
The direct flights are set to be operated by Emirates’ flagship Airbus A380, increasing seat capacity greatly as well as increasing the overall frequency to 14 flights weekly to the destination.
Along with greater capacity, choice and flexibility for travellers also gets a great increase overall as Emirates continue to expand their global operations in line with sustained demand for international travel.
On the non-stop service, flight EK380 is set to depart for Hong Kong at March 29 this year, at 10.45 a.m. with a scheduled Hong Kong arrival at 22.00 p.m., before returning as EK381 with a departure from Hong Kong at 00.35 a.m. and landing at Dubai at 05.00 a.m. the following morning.
More demand – More flights to Brisbane
As recently also announced, Emirates are bolstering up their international flight programme and recently announced a greater expansion into the Australian city of Brisbane, returning the airline to pre-pandemic operating levels to the city when the route launches.
Brisbane is one of the four key Australian gateways that Emirates operates into.
With the service due to start on June 1 this coming summer, Emirates will offer almost 12,000 seats per week on its services to Brisbane, as a Boeing 777-300ER will now operate alongside the superjumbo Airbus A380 service.
Being one of the four Australian gateways, Brisbane will now see flight EK430 depart Dubai at 02:30 a.m. and arrive in Brisbane at 22:20 p.m., before its return flight EK431 departs back for Dubai at 02:50 a.m. with an arrival in Dubai at 11:00 a.m.
Emirates currently only operate their Airbus A380 aircraft to Brisbane once per day, making this increase a mark in Emirates’ books as they will then, as mentioned, have returned to the pre-pandemic operating levels.
On the announcement, Barry Brown, Divisional Vice President Australasia at Emirates, commented: “Our second daily service to Brisbane begins as we proudly celebrate 20 years of flying to the sunshine state.”
“Not only will this service cater to the demand of Australians looking to travel overseas, but also welcome more travellers and tourists from Dubai and across our global network to enjoy Queensland, Australia’s tourism mecca.”
“The additional service combined with our daily A380 to Brisbane means Emirates will offer almost 12,000 seats to and from Brisbane every week.”
“This is another important milestone in the resumption of our Australian capacity and reaffirms our longstanding commitment to flying down under. We look forward to welcoming more Australians on board to enjoy the Emirates experience,” he concluded.