Dubai airline Emirates has announced a seventh daily service to Bangkok starting from July 1 to meet growing demand on the route.
The additional service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, a statement said.
Emirates currently operates four daily A380 and two daily 777 flights between Dubai and Bangkok.
From July 1, the new service EK350 will depart Dubai at 1950hrs and arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 0510hrs the following day.
The flight’s timing will allow numerous connections to regional points with codeshare partner Bangkok Airways, Emirates said.
The return flight, EK351, will depart Bangkok at 0635hrs and arrive in Dubai the same day at 0950hrs from July 2.
The added service will increase weekly services on the route to 49, adding another 2,520 seats and up to 134 tonnes in cargo capacity per week in each direction between Bangkok and Dubai.
It will help meet growing passenger demand and facilitate travel and trade opportunities between Thailand and Emirates’ global network, a statement said.
The new service will also make Bangkok one of the most served destinations on the Emirates network, on par with Kuwait and Doha.
The Dubai airline, which recently posted a 56 per cent leap in 2015 net profit, continues to expand its network across the world.
Emirates chairman and chief executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said he anticipates growth “across all six continents”, either through new routes or adding frequencies.