Travellers booking flights to Bangkok may be interested to know that Emirates Air is intending to increase the number of flights to the city.

Emirates Air is undertaking a significant expansion to its services in the Asia-Pacific region.

The airline will be increasing the number of flights it operates to destinations including Bangkok and Sydney.

A fourth daily service will be introduced to the Thai capital in December this year, as will a third daily service to the iconic Australian city of Sydney.

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport has experienced a 22.4 per cent year-on-year rise in passenger numbers. Earlier this year, Thailand’s national airline, Thai Airways, moved all its operations to the site, ending its flights from the city’s Don Muang airport.

Thailand is planning to extend its programme of visa fee exemptions until March 2010 in order to boost tourist traffic to the destination.

Richard Jewsbury, senior vice-president of Emirates’ commercial operations in the Far East and Australasia, said: “Asian markets are rebounding with reports of resurgent traffic at key airports in the region. We are confident of seeing a recovery soon and are introducing additional capacity to serve the increasing demand.”

Other Asian destinations to receive extra services include Manila in the Philippines and Jakarta in Indonesia.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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