Flight EK 372 arrived at 7pm with 432 passengers on board from Dubai. The airlines purchased two superjumbos to service two routes, Dubai – Bangkok and Dubai – Toronto.
EK 372 took off from Emirates, Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, at 09:40 hours carrying 488 passengers. It landed to a festive welcome by the Thai government at Bangkokâ€™s Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 19:00 hours.
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.
EgyptAir on Saturday resumed its routine flights to and from the Suvarnabhumi international airport in the Thai capital of Bangkok after a ten-day suspension due to unrest in Thailand.
The Egyptian national flag carrier operates daily flights between Cairo and Bangkok.
Regarding the EgyptAir flights to China, which routinely stop over at Bangkok airport, had been affected in the past days by the unrest in Bangkok, the EgyptAir officer said these flights could be back into normal operations without problem.
“Now that the situation in Bangkok has changed for the better, flights to China will return to normal,” a senior official at the company Abdel-Ati Hamed said. (Xinhua)
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