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Qatar Airways to launch Doha to Phuket non-stop service

Qatar Airways to launch Doha to Phuket non-stop service
10 Sep 2014

For those with a taste for global travel, getting from the Persian Gulf to the Thai islands just got a whole lot easier.

Qatar Airways has announced a new service that will take travellers from Doha to Phuket on a non-stop flight, with passengers set to board from 26 October this year.

The flights will be operated on an Airbus A330, ensuring maximum airborne comfort, with 24 business class seats and 236 available in economy. And, of course, Qatar Airways is sure to deliver its award-winning hospitality to every single passenger on board.

Akbal Al Baker, chief executive office of Qatar Airways, said the new service offers travellers the chance to cross the distance between these two popular destinations in a shorter space of time, as the company expands its global reach. In 2010, services from Doha to Phuket began, but a stop in Kuala Lumpur was required.

“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,” the CEO said.

“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.”

Since its Thailand services launched 14 years ago, Qatar Airways has allowed travellers to fly from Doha to Bangkok and its current offering serves the Thai capital three times per day. From December this year, it is expected to add an additional service.

The airline noted that European visitors to Phuket are among the most popular, with the UK a particularly prominent provider of tourists. Furthermore, Europe is also a destination of choice for many Thai visitors.

Mr Al Baker said the new dedicated non-stop service to Phuket will help meet the growing demand and offer more options for people to travel with Qatar Airways.ADNFCR-408-ID-801747710-ADNFCR

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