Flagship Emirates A380 returns to Bangkok


 Emirates has announced today that it has resumed its A380 service to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, making it the first airline to operate the iconic aircraft to Bangkok since the suspension of passenger flights early last year. Emirates resumed flights to Bangkok in September of last year and due to strong passenger demand for travel to and from Thailand, its iconic A380 aircraft will operate the daily flights to Bangkok.

The return of the Emirates A380 to Thailand also signifies the airline’s continued commitment to and confidence in the A380 programme, with the gradual resumption of its A380 network worldwide. With safety as a priority, Emirates is currently expanding its passenger services to over 90 cities in April, allowing travellers to connect safely and conveniently to the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific via Dubai. The airline has also implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees.

The Emirates A380 experience remains highly sought after by travellers for its spacious and comfortable cabins. The airline is gradually expanding the deployment of this popular aircraft in line with demand and operational approvals.

Flights to/from Bangkok will operate daily on Emirates’ three-class A380 aircraft, offering 14 First Class suites, 76 lie-flat seats in in Business and 429 ergonomically designed seats in Economy class. Emirates flight EK384 will depart Dubai daily at 2:50hrs, arriving in Bangkok at 12:15hrs.  After a short stopover in Bangkok the flight will depart Bangkok at 14:15 to continue its journey to Hong Kong, arriving at 18:20hrs.

The return flight from Hong Kong, EK 385, departs at 21:30hrs and arrives in Bangkok at 23:45hrs. The flight then departs Bangkok at 01:45hrs the next day and is scheduled to arrive in Dubai at 05:15hrs. All times are local.

 Signature Experience

Customers travelling to and from Bangkok on Emirates can once again look forward to enjoying the unparalleled Emirates A380 experience with its spacious and comfortable cabins and the distinctive signature products and services on the A380, including the iconic A380 Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa, reintroduced with additional health and safety measures.

Flexibility and assurance

Emirates’ booking policies offer customers flexibility and confidence to plan their travel. Customers who purchase an Emirates ticket for travel on or before 30 September 2021, can enjoy generous rebooking terms and options, if they have to change their travel plans. Customers have options to change their travel dates or extend their ticket validity for 2 years.

Travel with confidence

All Emirates customers can travel with confidence and peace of mind with the airline industry’s first, multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover. This cover is offered by Emirates on all tickets purchased on or from 1 December 2020, at no cost to customers. In addition to COVID-19 medical cover, the airline also provides provisions for personal accidents during travel, winter sports cover, loss of personal belongings, and trip disruptions due to unexpected air space closure, travel recommendations or advisories, similar to other multi-risk travel insurance products. Some limitations and exclusions apply.

Health and safety

Customers can look forward to a safe and stress-free travel experience as Emirates has prioritised customer health and safety with comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey. For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit: https://www.emirates.com/yoursafety

PCR Testing

To make travel planning easier, Emirates has partnered with medical groups in Thailand to extend special rates on COVID-19 PCR tests. Emirates passengers will benefit from a discounted rate on COVID-19 PCR tests at select hospitals, simply by presenting their flight booking from the airline. Partner medical groups include Bangkok Hospital, Bangpakok9 International Hospital, Bumrungrad Hospital, Kasemrad Hospital Prachachuen, Phyathai1 Hospital, Phyathai2 Hospital, Piyavate Hospital, Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi Hospital, Sukumvit Hospital, and VFS Thailand. Tests should be taken not more 96 hours before the flight.

 Customers are encouraged to check the latest government travel restrictions in their country of origin and ensure they meet the travel requirements of their final destination. For more information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai visit: www.emirates.com/flytoDubai.

For more information, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, customers are advised to contact their travel agent or visit www.emirates.com/th

Emirates in Thailand

Emirates has been serving Thailand since 1990 with this year marking the airline’s 30th anniversary in the Kingdom. In September, Emirates resumed its daily scheduled services between Dubai and Bangkok and just recently began offering semi-commercial flights between Bangkok and Hong Kong, also on a daily basis.