The FINANCIAL — Qatar Airways is continuing its expansion in Asia by adding an additional flight to Bangkok, providing its passengers even more flexibility in visiting the Thai capital.
The new service to Bangkok, which commences on 25 March, is part of the award-winning airline’s continued expansion in Southeast Asia, following its launch of direct service to Thailand’s Chiang Mai late last year. The airline is also preparing to launch direct service to the Thai city of Pattaya later this month, as well as service to Penang, Malaysia in February, according to Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to announce this additional service to Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations. With our recent inauguration of direct service to Chiang Mai, and our upcoming launch of direct flights to Pattaya later this month, we are pleased to now make it easier than ever for our passengers to visit the Land of Smiles.”
“Thailand is one of our most popular destinations, for both leisure and business travelers alike, and we will continue our efforts to provide our passengers even more opportunity to experience this captivating country.”
Qatar Airways currently operates 14 times per week to Phuket, daily to Krabi and four times per week to Chiang Mai. The additional service to Bangkok will take the number of weekly flights to the Thai capital to 42.
As well as being voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national flag carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the 2017 ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is launching a host of exciting new destinations in 2018, including Penang, Malaysia; Canberra, Australia; and Cardiff, U.K, to name just a few.
Doha – Bangkok Additional Flight Schedule:
Doha (DOH) to Bangkok (BKK) QR980 departs: 01:55 arrives: 12:55
Bangkok (BKK) to Doha (DOH) QR981 departs: 20:35 arrives: 23:45