Emirates to resume flights to Thailand from September
The airline will fly daily to Bangkok and is also reopening flights to Conakry and Dakar
Emirates is set to resume flights to Bangkok from September 1.
The Dubai airline announced it will begin operating passenger flights to the Thai capital with services resuming on a daily basis next month.
The six-and-a-half-hour flights will be operated via an Emirates Boeing 777-300 with First, Business and Economy cabins.
Daily flights will depart Dubai at 1.50am and land in Thailand's busiest city at 11.30am. Return flights leave Suvarnabhumi Airport at 3.25am with passengers landing in the UAE at 6.35am.
Travellers arriving in Bangkok are subject to requirements set by Thai authorities and current restrictions mean only nationals and those with visas for the country can enter.
However, Thailand's tourism minister is reportedly pushing for Thursday, October 1 as a date to begin restarting the country's inbound tourism industry.
The resumption of flights to Bangkok means that Emirates will now fly to 78 destinations by September.
The airline most recently announced it was resuming flights to two cities in Africa – Conakry in Guinea and Dakar in Senegal. These services will resume from Thursday, September 3 and will take the total number of cities served by Emirates in Africa to eight.
The flights will operate via a Boeing 777-300 and as a linked service, departing Dubai for Conakry before flying on to Dakkar. There will be two flights per week, with the returning journey departing first from Senegal.
Travel to Guinea is currently restricted to nationals and visa holders and passengers must carry a negative Covid-19 test certificate.
Senegal is open to nationals, those with residency status and foreigners from countries who have not put travel restrictions in place for Senegal nationals. Negative Covid-19 certificates are required for all passengers except children under 2.
Updated: August 27, 2020 01:16 PM