Emirates Adds Flights to Sydney via Bangkok

2nd Feb 2005

Emirates, the Dubai-based international
airline, will soon boost services to Sydney, Australia and Bangkok,
Thailand, with additional flights.From 29th March, Emirates will introduce an extra thrice-weekly service from
Dubai to Sydney via Bangkok.  Initially operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, the airline will increase this to a daily service from 1st May. 

On 1st May,  Emirates’ new Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney daily service will also be
extended to Auckland in New Zealand, replacing the current
Dubai-Sydney-Auckland daily service which will then terminate in Sydney.
This move opens up new connections between Bangkok and Sydney, and Bangkok
and Auckland. 


Emirates will fly its Boeing 777-300 aircraft in three-class configuration
on the Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney-Auckland route, offering 18, 42 and 320 seats in
first, business and economy classes respectively, plus 23 tonnes of
bellyhold space for cargo.



Said Ghaith Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Executive Vice President for Commercial
Operations Worldwide: “Bangkok and Sydney are key commercial and tourism
centres in their respective countries. Demand for passenger and cargo
capacity into and out of these two cities has remained constantly high, and
we are confident the additional capacity from our new service will be
welcomed by both travellers and shippers alike.”


He added: “With this service, shippers and travellers will have a new air
connection between Bangkok and Sydney, and when the route is extended to
Auckland in May, it would also open another air travel option between
Thailand and New Zealand.”


The new service will increase Emirates’ flights between Dubai and Bangkok
from twice daily to three-a-day by May.  It will also add to the airline’s
current daily non-stop service between Dubai and Sydney, bringing the total
number of Sydney flights to twice-daily. Emirates will continue to fly to
Auckland thrice daily.


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