Emirates is set to boost flights to Hong Kong with the arrival of a 615-seater superjumbo service for the first time.
The Dubai carrier will commence regular service with the aircraft on its Dubai-Bangkok-Hong Kong service — flights EK384/385 — from October 1, according to aviation data tracking service Airline Route. The airline told the Post that it would also deploy the aircraft to the city over the Lunar New Year in response to the high demand for travel during the holiday period.
The existing service operated with a 517-seater aircraft will be replaced and dwarfed by the 615-seater double-decker aircraft. First class will be axed entirely and some business class seats on the service will be removed and replaced with additional economy class seats instead.
First class seats on the existing flight will be removed and replaced with newer aircraft that have installed more economy class seats in that space.