DOHA: Qatar Airways has announced to resume flights to Phuket, Thailand, from 4 December 2020. The resumption of services to the country’s largest island is part of the airline’s effort to rebuild its network in the Asia-Pacific region.
Services to this holiday island will be operated by the modern, Boeing 777-300ER, offering 42 flatbed seats in business class and 312 seats in economy class. The airline currently operates 14-weekly flights between Bangkok and Doha.
As one of the only global airlines to have maintained a significant schedule throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, the airline is uniquely positioned to monitor trends in traffic flow and passenger bookings. The airline has scheduled these flights to connect seamlessly via its hub, Hamad International Airport, where Thai passengers can enjoy more flexible travel options. The airline also continues to show its commitment to Thailand, as it marks its ten years of operation to Phuket.
Jared Lee, vice president of sales for South East Asia and South Asia subcontinent in Qatar Airways said: “As part of our network rebuilding efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, we are excited to resume operations to Phuket to further provide global connectivity to our Thai passengers. This year also marks our 10th year of operations between Phuket and Doha, and we remain committed to the Thai market as we look forward to rolling out more initiatives for Thailand in the months to come. As global entry restrictions ease, we look forward to reinstating more routes as we aim to operate to over 120 destinations by year-end to better connect Thai passengers to the rest of the world.”