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Emirates to restart flights to Phuket as the island reopens to international travellers

Just after its Middle Eastern rival Qatar Airways announced the resumption of flights to Phuket, Emirates revealed its plans to resume flights to the popular holiday destination.

Back in action at the resort island of Phuket

Starting 2nd July 2021, Emirates will resume its 4-times-a-week service to Phuket, Thailand. The flight schedule is:

  • Dubai-Phuket
  • Departure time: 03:00
  • Arrival time: 12:30
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: EK378
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Phuket-Dubai
  • Departure time: 00:10
  • Arrival time: 03:05
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: EK379
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Phuket flights will be operated by a Boeing B777-300ER in a 3-class configuration featuring first class, business class and the standard economy class.

Phuket will reopen from 1st July 2021 for all international travellers. Furthermore, those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will enjoy hassle-free travel, with no quarantine on arrival. The popular Thai destination is a favourite among travellers from the Middle East, Europe and beyond. Airlines like Qatar Airways and KLM have already announced their return to Phuket.

Emirates is already operating a daily service to Bangkok, meaning that the airline will operate a total of 11 weekly flights into Thailand from July.

Meanwhile, the airline recently announced resumption of flights to Venice as well as increase in frequency of flights to Milan. The carrier has extended its ban on flights to India until 30th June. In addition, Emirates’ Airbus A380 is back is action at New York JFK since yesterday.

Featured image by Emirates

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