Emirates continues to appear in headlines following a big, exciting week of expansion/route resumption news.
The carrier will ramp up its frequency of service to Hong Kong from March 29th to daily. This will complement the daily flight from Dubai to Bangkok, which also goes via Hong Kong. This will result in 14 weekly flights to the market that is looking to recover from harsh restrictions.
The Airbus A380 will support the daily Dubai to Hong Kong service. Flight EK380 will depart Dubai at 10:45 and touchdown in Hong Kong at 22:00. The return flight, EK381, will leave Hong Kong at 00:35 and arrive in Dubai at 05:00. These times are local to the specific destination.
This is not the first announcement involving the Airbus A380 in recent times. In past weeks the airline has announced the recommencement of services to destinations globally with the world’s largest passenger plane.
Through Emirates’ freight division, Emirates SkyCargo continued through the pandemic to transport imports and exports into markets such as Hong Kong, maintaining essential trade links. The daily service now with the A380 improves connectivity for those looking to travel the route or onwards and offers more flexibility for journeys. At the same time, it supports Hong Kong’s recovery.
For onward travel, Emirates has interline agreements with HongKong Airlines and Cathay Pacific for those that don’t see Hong Kong as its end destination. Codesharing agreements can hugely benefit customers looking at more focused itineraries than just into significant hubs.