Emirates has announced Hong Kong as the newest destination for its ‘superjumbo’.

Emirates has a total of 12 A380s in service with 78 on order and Hong Kong will become the airline’s 11th A380 destination.

Starting October 1, an Emirates A380 will operate daily from Dubai as EK384 via Bangkok with the return flight operating as EK385.

Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Far East and Australasia, said: “We are very excited to announce Hong Kong as a new Emirates A380 destination.

“This commercially-vibrant metropolis became part of Emirates’ ever-expanding network back in 1991, and today we operate a double-daily service between Hong Kong and Dubai, one non-stop and one flight via Bangkok. We also operate 18 weekly Emirates SkyCargo freighter services.

“We are proud to be able to demonstrate our commitment to Hong Kong by putting our flagship aircraft on this route. Our passengers from Hong Kong now have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful service and comforts available on this aircraft and our passengers from Thailand will have the option of flying the A380 to either Dubai or Hong Kong.”

On September 1, Emirates will begin daily flights with the A380 to Manchester and from October 31, the aircraft will make a welcome return to the non-stop service between Dubai and New York’s JFK airport.

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