It seems passenger traffic to Hong Kong continues slide, as Emirates is cutting some of Hong Kong capacity for a period.
Currently, the airline operates two Airbus A380 and one Boeing 777-300ER return trips a day between Dubai and Hong Kong – however, Airlineroute reports that this will change to two 777-300ER and one A380 trip during the remainder of November and up until 12th December.
Capacity will ramp up again in time for the holiday season as things stand at the moment.
In addition, one of the Boeing 777 flights operating EK386/387 will not be operated in some dates during December (from a quick search of the Emirates booking engine, I found only two direction services on 2nd December, 4th December, 5th December for example).
Following the paths of other airlines
With the tensions in Hong Kong showing no sign of easing, airlines are adjusting capacity to the destination – and if that means using smaller aircraft to maintain connectivity, so be it.
If you are planning to travel with Emirates to Hong Kong over the next couple of months, you might want to double-check your flight is still operating, and that your seat assignments have held.
In addition, be aware of local conditions – keep up to date with local news, and be aware of travel advice (such as the existing advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office).
I’m not saying don’t go to Hong Kong – it remains one my favourite place in the world to hop on a ferry and slow down, even with the one of the fastest pace of life in Asia. Rather, I’m saying apply caution if you travel.
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