Emirates hopes that more holidaymakers will be booking flights to Bangkok from Dubai following the Thai government’s decision to withdraw tourist visa application fees until June 4th.
The airline will launch its A380 service to the Thai capital on June 1st, with the country’s tourism officials hoping for increased numbers of Middle Eastern visitors.
Khalid bel Jaflah, Emirates’ vice president of commercial operations, said that Bangkok is a "very popular" destination.
"The city is a magical oriental metropolis containing a splendid heritage of culture, art, and architecture that thrive amongst the new high-rise shopping and entertainment centres," he commented.
Passengers travelling on Emirates’ new route will benefit from a lounge area featuring a bar with a wide selection of drinks.
The A380 aircraft consists of 399 economy class seats, 76 business class seats and 14 first class seats, with the upper deck designated for premium class passengers.
Emirates recently announced that it planned to introduce an additional 12 flights a week to key Middle Eastern destinations such as Kuwait, Amman, Damascus, Sanaa and Doha.