A plethora of airlines plough between Hong Kong and Bangkok. It is always good to have options on the route, and some of the operators are very competitive on price (although be alert when booking – Orient Thai’s 747 is still sitting forlornly at the airport several years after its dispute about refunding passengers following its sudden cessation of Hong Kong service).
Some airlines offer flights between Bangkok and Hong Kong as a continuation of service from or to elsewhere – such as Royal Jordanian, Emirates and Ethiopian. Sri Lankan did this until recently and its service was a popular choice as it was often keenly priced, but offered full service on the route. Such services can be cheap, but often only fly two or three times a week and as they are part of a longer flight they can suffer from delays or may have an abbreviated meal service in some cases.
Sri Lankan has cut its Hong Kong to Bangkok service. But another airline will soon operate the route. Twice weekly, Egyptair will resume its long-suspended flights from Bangkok to Hong Kong Kong and reverse. The route is slated for relaunch in September, with flights to Bangkok on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, coming from Bangkok to Hong Kong on Monday and Friday nights.
Egyptair is a full-service airline, but it does not serve alcohol on board.