Emirates set to increase Bangkok and Hong Kong capacities


Emirates, Dubai’s award winning airline, has announced that come October travelers from the airline’s East Africa destinations Entebbe, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam will have more choices when flying via Dubai to Bangkok and Hong Kong.

The airline already serves Bangkok 5 times a day now, including one frequency operated by the giant Airbus A380 aircraft, and information availed overnight speaks of a second A380 frequency being added from the 27th of October this year. The other flights are operated on B777 aircraft.

Hong Kong will at the same time get a fourth daily flight, initially to be operated by Airbus A330-200 equipment but due to be upgraded at a later stage to the B777. Said a regular source at the Emirates office in Kampala, on condition of not being named as the person is not the official spokesperson for the airline office: ‘Our daily flights from Entebbe are offering travelers from Uganda connections to the entire world. All our flights operate on wide body aircraft which adds comfort. More and more destinations are now served out of Dubai with the Airbus A380 and from October we will fly that aircraft twice a day to Bangkok and the other flights go with B777. At that time Hong Kong will get a fourth daily flight. When you fly from Entebbe, or the other airports in East Africa, a traveler can then take advantage of our transit visas and stop over for a couple of hours in Dubai when going or coming back to see the world’s fastest growing super city. We want to remain Uganda’s choice foreign airline and our offers and promotions, and adding more destinations all the time, has travelers come back time and again’.

Emirates currently flies daily from Entebbe to Dubai and from there to 133 destinations in 77 countries including 23 destinations in 12 countries in the Far East and Australasia.

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