Qatar Airways has launched non-stop flights
between Doha and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
service to Thailand’s second biggest city will operate four
times per week with a flight time of just over
Qatar Airways will utilise an Airbus A330-200
aircraft on the route with 24 seats in Business Class and 236
seats in Economy Class.
The seasonal service will operate from 12 December until May 2018,
and will resume once again for the Winter 2018 season in October
Flight QR822 from Doha (DOH) to Chiang Mai (CNX)
will depart Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 19:55 and arrive at 06:00. The
return flight, QR823, will depart Chiang Mai on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
at 07:10 to land back in Doha at 10:55.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker said, “We are excited to be
adding historic Chiang Mai as our fourth destination in Thailand
to our extensive global route network. Thailand continues to grow
in popularity with holiday-makers seeking to explore and relax in
this beautiful country. The new route we have launched today
reflects the increasing demand from our customers across our
network for more high-quality leisure destinations, especially in
the Far East. With the choice of four flights a week,
passengers travelling from Chiang Mai are now connected seamlessly
to more than 150 destinations, via our state-of-the-art hub in
Doha. Next year we will add a fifth Thai destination to our
network when we expand our services to include Pattaya, starting
28 January 2018.”
Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers
belly service on Bangkok and Phuket routes. With the introduction
of passenger flights to Chiang Mai, the overall cargo capacity out
of Thailand will increase to over 800 tonnes a week.
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