Emirates will see in the new year with a bang. Starting January 1, 2023, the airline will launch an additional daily flight to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) from Dubai International Airport (DXB) using the Airbus A380 aircraft.
The outbound flight will be flown in a three-class configuration (First, Business and Economy), while the inbound flight will feature Business and Economy classes.
EK 374 departs Dubai 22:35 local time, arrives in Bangkok 07:35 local time the following day
EK 377 will leave Bangkok 02:00 local time, and arrive in Dubai 06:00 same day.
With the additional service, Emirates will operate a total of four weekly Dubai- Bangkok return flights.
Thailand has adapted to the changing times of post-covid tourism, with the Thai government saying it is likely that the country will meet its target of 10 million visitors by the end of 2022.
Gary Bowerman, an experienced Asia travel, tourism and consumer trends analyst, told media outlet Voice of America News that Thailand is leading the way for post-pandemic tourism in Southeast Asia.
“Pre-pandemic Thailand was the most visited country in Southeast Asia,” Bowerman said.
“It was the first to try and reopen, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand [is] always very bullish; they always forecast quite high. They did everything they could to bring back tourism inbound. For Thailand it was all about inbound,” Bowerman added.