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Suvarnabhumi » Airbus A380 Superjumbo 1st commercial flight to Bangkok Airport

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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Emirates, the world’s top buyer of the Airbus A380 superjumbo, is expanding its service in to Asia with the aircraft’s first commercial flight to Bangkok Airport on Monday (June 1, 2009), a Bangkok airport official said.

An Airbus A380 Superjumbo jet, the world’s largest passenger airliner, was to set down at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport with nearly 500 passengers from Dubai.

The longest luggage conveyer built will be used, along with four boarding gates, 13 check-in counters and an extra-large departure area to handle the flight, said Serirat Prasutanont, the Suvarnabhumi airport‘s director.

Suvarnabhumi airport‘s director said beginning Monday (June 1, 2009), the Dubai-based carrier will operate daily A380 flights between Dubai and Bangkok.

An Airbus A380 made a technical trial flight from Toulouse, France, to Bangkok in December 2006. Suvarnabhumi, which opened in September 2006, has five gates capable of receiving A380s.

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