Emirates Airlines launch A380 service to Bangkok and Toronto

Adds new flight to Manila

March 29, 2009

Dubai- Emirates Airline has announced that it will introduce its double decker A380 aircraft on its Bangkok and Toronto routes as well as add flights to Manila. The new A380 aircraft will debut in Canada while the new Thai route extends the aircraft’s presence in Asia after the successful launch of the A380 on Sydney and Auckland in February.

It will also add one more frequency to Dubai-Manila route effective June 1 and intends to fly double daily by end of the year using high capacity Boeing 777-300ER. The airline also intends to fly its 2 class A380’s to Manila when they arrive next year on a twice weekly service.

“Our Toronto route has had consistently high demand since the thrice weekly service was launched two years ago. The A380 will allow Emirates to address some of the unmet need in Toronto while on Bangkok, the A380 will help support the Thai government’s new tourism initiatives,” said Emirates President Tim Clark.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently pulled the new high capacity A380 aircraft off services to New York JFK, choosing instead to serve Toronto citing dwendling passenger load which can be served best by its smaller Boeing 777-300ER planes.

The airline cited more robust demand from Canada, which hosts a large expatriate population of South Asians, a region to which Emirates is well-connected via Dubai. The airline remains hopeful that the Canadian government will allow additional service to Canada to meet the demand for passenger and cargo traffic.

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