Emirates hosts gala dinner to mark new daily service between Phnom Penh and Bangkok

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Monday June 17, 2019 16:36
Bangkok--17 Jun--Spark Communications

On the occasion of the newly-launched daily service between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, Emirates held a dinner event at the InterContinental Bangkok. The gathering was attended by VIP guests including officials from diplomatic missions, key government and tourism bodies in Thailand, in addition to trade partners.

Guests of honour that were amongst the guests celebrating the launch of Emirates' new link between the capital cities of Thailand and Cambodia included H.E. Mr. Arthayudh Srisamoot (4th from left), Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Waravuth Pouapinya (3rd from right), Ambassador of Thailand to the UAE, H.E. Saif Alshamisi (3rd from left), Ambassador of the UAE to Thailand and Ms. Supranee Pongpat(2nd from left), Executive Director of Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

The event was hosted by Mr. Badr Abbas (4th from right), Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East and Mr. Mohammad Sarhan (left), Manager - Thailand, Myanmar & Cambodia of Emirates.

The new daily service between Phnom Penh and Bangkok will provide both business and leisure travelers from Southeast Asian nations and the rest of the world with a connection to Cambodia's thriving capital. With Bangkok as its connecting hub, travellers will also enjoy access to Emirates' global network, with enhanced connectivity to over 150 destinations in 85 countries and territories.

About Emirates Thailand:

Emirates (www.emirates.com/th), recognised as Airline of the Year at the 2018 Air Transport Awards, connects Bangkok to its Dubai hub with 35 weekly flights and Phuket to Dubai with daily flights. Emirates currently operates three of its five daily flights from Bangkok to Dubai with the iconic A380 aircraft. Serving 157destinations in 85 countries/territories, the airline reported a net profit of US$ 631 million for the fiscal year 2018-2019. Emirates operates 270 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including the world's largest fleet of A380s. Emirates' partnership with Thailand began in 1990 when it launched flights to Bangkok and ever since it has stimulated trade between the country and points across its network. Emirates has a weekly cargo capacity of 750 tonnes each way in the belly-hold of the passenger aircraft serving Thailand. The airline has been operating its flagship Airbus A380 on the Bangkok-Dubai and Bangkok-Hong Kong route since 2009 and reinforced its commitment to Thailand with the launch of daily direct flight to Phuket in December 2012. Starting from 1 June 2019, Emirates also began operating a daily flight between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, connecting passengers between Thailand and Cambodia.

For information and ticket reservations please visit www.emirates.com/th or contact the Reservation Office 02-664 1040.

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