Singapore has recently become one of the many airlines to gear up their services back to Hong Kong with their latest announcement. They join the likes of Emirates and Asiana Airlines with their announcement to add the A380 back to their Hong Kong route. The plan is from December 1st they will be flying the A380 daily from Singapore to Hong Kong.
Other airlines are not as frequent with Asiana running their A380 to Hong Kong twice since Hong Kong reopened its borders and Emirates now running their A380 twice daily from Hong Kong to Dubai via Bangkok. Hopefully Thai soon decide to restart their daily morning service on their A380 from Bangkok to Hong Kong as well!
In news along the same vein, Lufthansa has started selling tickets for next year from Hong Kong to Frankfurt on their B747-8’s and while at the moment there is room for change here, hopefully this urges other carriers to start sending their larger aircraft as well.
Now for some this topic might sound like it is unneeded and others might think the A380’s are being wasted on these shorter routes, however, this is a step in the right direction as more airlines start to come back to Hong Kong after over 2 years of the airport mainly being used for cargo with very little passenger movement. Even though during the pandemic we saw some new faces like Ethiopian beginning operations of a direct route from Hong Kong to Addis Ababa and a second route via Bangkok, as well as a new airline starting in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Airlines, it is always nice to see some familiar faces coming back!
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