(01 Apr 2021) Emirates has resumed Airbus A380 service to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), making it the first airline to operate the iconic double deck aircraft to Bangkok since the suspension of passenger flights early last year.
The return of the Emirates A380 to Thailand signifies the airline’s continued commitment to and confidence in the A380 programme, as well as the growing demand on flights to and from Bangkok as well as Hong Kong.
The Emirates A380 experience remains highly sought after by travellers for its spacious and comfortable cabins, and 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 02:50, arriving in Bangkok at 12:15. After a short stopover in Bangkok the flight will depart Bangkok at 14:15 to continue its journey to Hong Kong, arriving at 18:20.
The return flight from Hong Kong, EK 385, departs at 21:30 and arrives in Bangkok at 23:45. The flight then departs Bangkok at 01:45 the next day and is scheduled to arrive in Dubai at 05:15.
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.
All Emirates customers also receive multi-risk travel insurance and COVID19 cover. The cover is offered by Emirates on all tickets purchased on or from 1 December 2020, at no cost to customers.
In addition to COVID19 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. As some limitations and exclusions apply, passengers are best checking the coverage meets their exact needs.
Emirates passengers receive a discounted rate on COVID19 PCR tests at select hospitals in Bangkok, 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.