As per Qatar Airways’ press release, the airline has plans to introduce a fifth daily non-stop service from Doha to Bangkok from 1 June, 2017. The increase in the number of flights, along with the carrier’s double-daily Phuket flights and four-times-a-week service to Krabi, will take the frequency of weekly Qatar Airways departures from Thailand to Doha to 53.
Qatar Airways’ CEO, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said “Boosting our Bangkok flight frequency to five daily flights is a significant commitment from us to the Thai market and testament to the strong year-round demand on this iconic Far East route. We are delighted to be able to dedicate additional capacity to Thailand, providing even more flexibility and convenience for our passengers travelling to and from the Land of Smiles.
“Bangkok has long been a hugely popular destination for both business and leisure travellers. The partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand allows us to jointly work together to attract more travellers from secondary cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to experience the warm and gracious hospitality Thailand is renowned for.”
The new daily flight to Bangkok will ensure seamless connectivity with more flights from some of Thailand’s key tourist source markets in the European continent such as the United Kingdom and Italy and also the Middle East.
Moreover, passengers travelling to other domestic points in Thailand can fly seamlessly with the Bangkok Airways’ codeshare flights to Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, and Koh Samui etc.
The new flight will be served by Boeing 787 Dreamliner, adding 254 more seats per day. Passengers will have the option to choose from 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Economy Class.
Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Deputy Governor for International Marketing Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas said: “Partnering with Qatar Airways, one of the world’s best airlines, will open up additional access to markets which hold great potential for the Tourism Authority of Thailand and our unique tourism proposition.”
“Qatar Airways’ fifth daily flight to Bangkok will provide more connections from Thailand’s key source markets in Europe such as United Kingdom, Italy and the Middle East,” he added.