Qatar Airways to launch additional frequency to Phuket

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Doha, September 9, 2014 (STAT):-Qatar Airways is introducing non-stop flights with Airbus A330 to Phuket from October 26, 2014 to cater to the travellers’ requirements from Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas planning vacation in Phuket.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The start of non-stop services from Doha to Phuket offers travellers from around the world access to the popular tourist destination in a reduced time, from across our expanding global network.

“With the upcoming winter holidays, this is a great opportunity for travellers from the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas to plan their break with a beach vacation to Phuket. Visitor numbers to Phuket are on the rise and Qatar Airways will look to take advantage of the non-stop connections to the city in the days to come,” he said.

Qatar Airways started operations in Thailand more than 14 years ago with non-stop flights linking Doha with Bangkok. The carrier now serves the Thai capital three-times-daily and will increase that to four-times-daily from December 16th, 2014.

Europe is a particularly strong growth visitor market for Phuket with the UK, Russia, Germany, France and Italy among the top five feeder markets. This makes Doha a strategic linking point for long-haul trips, thanks to the opening of the world’s newest aviation hub, the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport. Passengers travelling from European cities to Phuket can relax, unwind, and freshen up in the modern world-class facility before they connect to Phuket.

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