Emirates Airlines has confirmed its strategic plan for expanding its capacity on South-east Asia by increasing air services to Hong Kong and Bangkok. From the coming October, an extra daily flight will be added between Dubai and Hong Kong. Together with the present three services daily, there will be four flights flying between the two destinations each day.
It is reported that on October 27, the new flight, operating as EK386 will depart from Dubai at 21:00 (Dubai time), and arrive in Hong Kong the next morning at 08:05 (Hong Kong time). The return flight EK387 will depart Hong Kong at 09:40 (Hong Kong time), and reach its destination at 14:55 (Dubai time).
First operated with Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration, the fourth daily service is expected to update to a Boeing 777-300ER later within 2013, and likely boosting the number of passengers by more than 10,000 passengers each week between Dubai and Hong Kong.
Since the launch of the first service to Hong Kong in 1991, Emirates has witnessed a consecutively increasing demand in passenger capacity and flight frequencies. The fourth daily flight is going to benefit people of all parts of the world, and offer more opportunities for those planning to come to Hong Kong and even mainland China for business or leisure travel.