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Qatar Airways announces resumption of flights to Phuket as the holiday destination reopens for tourism

Qatar Airways has announced plans to resume flights to Phuket, Thailand. The decision comes just after the popular holiday destination announced that it will accept international travellers from July.

Phuket resumption

Starting 1st July 2021, Qatar Airways will fly to Phuket, Thailand 4-times-a-week. This is the same date on which international travellers will be allowed to visit Phuket. The flight schedule is:

  • Doha-Phuket
  • Departure time: 02:55
  • Arrival time: 13:30
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: QR840
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Phuket-Doha
  • Departure time: 02:30
  • Arrival time: 05:30
  • Flight time: 7 hours
  • Flight number: QR841
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Doha-based airline will deploy a Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner featuring 22 business class seats and 232 economy class seats. Launched in 2010, Phuket became Qatar Airways’ 93rd destination at the time. The resort destination is a magnet for holidaymakers, particularly from Europe, the Middle East and United States.

In addition to its 12 weekly Bangkok flights, the airline will operate a total of 16 weekly flights to Thailand. As Thailand reopens to holidaymakers from around the world, fully vaccinated travellers will soon be able to visit the Asian country once again.

Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways, said:

With the resumption of flights to Phuket, Qatar Airways marks a significant milestone in the recovery of international tourism. We are proud to have lead the industry, setting the benchmark for safety, innovation and customer service throughout the pandemic. We know many of our customers are eager to get back flying and return to some of their favourite holiday destinations, such as Phuket. Famed for its many exotic beaches, family friendly atmosphere, turquoise waters and delicious local cuisine, Phuket is an ideal destination for a summer getaway. We look forward to working with our partners in Thailand to support the recovery of their tourism sector.

Qatar Airways recently announced that it will increase frequency of flights to Maldives, resume flying to Málaga and launch a new route to Abidjan. The carrier also proudly announced that is is now serving more US destinations than it did before pandemic.

Meanwhile, KLM also announced the resumption of flights to Phuket.

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