Hong Kong to Bangkok is an important flight route with many fifth freedom options. There are about 130 non-stop services flying each week on this particular Asian route, with the 1,050 mile flight taking around 3 hours.
The following airlines currently serve the route between Hong Kong airport (HKG) and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK):
Cathay Pacific – The Hong Kong based airline and Oneworld carrier flies 6x daily between HKG and BKK using a mix of Boeing 777s, Airbus A330s and Boeing 747s.
Thai Airways – The Thai national carrier (Star Alliance) flies 5x daily using its new Airbus A380 and Boeing 747s.
Hong Kong Airlines – Flies 3x daily with Airbus A330s. Prices tend to be lower than Cathay and Thai.
Hong Kong-Bangkok Fifth Freedom Flights: In addition to Thai and Hong Kong based airlines, there are many other international carriers that have rights to serve the route. These should be considered as they often undercut the national carriers and can offer cheap premium class airfares on wide-body aircraft.
Emirates – The Gulf airline has competitive pricing in all classes for its daily flight between Hong Kong and Bangkok using an Airbus A380. For a business class return ex-HKG expect to pay around £375/US$590 – this often undercuts economy fares from Cathay and Thai. Or experience first class on Emirates A380 for £675/US$1,060 return.
Ethiopian Airlines – The Star Alliance carrier flies 5x weekly using a Boeing 767 aircraft. Offers some of the cheapest economy airfares on the route with returns often around the £190/$295 level.
Royal Jordanian – The Jordan-based Oneworld airline flies 4-x-weekly between Hong Kong and Bangkok using an Airbus A330.
Sri Lankan – Sri Lanka’s national carrier flies non-stop 3x weekly using either Airbus A330s or A340s. Business class returns start at a bargain £225/US$350.
Kenya Airways – The Skyteam carrier flies 3x weekly using a Boeing 777 and offers competitive economy and business fares.
Pakistan International Airlines – PIA flies 2x weekly using an older series Airbus A310.
Air Asia – The budget airline flies twice daily between Hong Kong (HKG) and Bangkok’s old international airport, Don Mueang (DMK). Note, Air Asia uses a narrow body Airbus A320.