Emirates A380 touches down in Hong Kong
Published on Oct 4, 2010
Emirates airline helped National Day celebrations get under way as its Airbus A380 flew into Hong Kong for the first time just hours before a dazzling fireworks display lit up the iconic harbour skyline.
With festivities in full swing across the city, the super-jumbo landed at Hong Kong International Airport to mark the start of its daily A380 service connecting Hong Kong and Dubai, via Bangkok.
EK384 was welcomed by a water canon salute as Hong Kong became the 11th destination on Emirates' global network to be served by the most environmentally advanced commercial aircraft in the skies.
Richard Jewsbury, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East and Australasia, said: "It was tremendous that our Airbus A380 made its maiden flight to Hong Kong on a day of national celebration.