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Qatar Airways to Launch Non-Stop Flights to Phuket, Thailand

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Qatar Airways is to launch non-stop flights to Phuket, Thailand, on 26 October 2014.

The airline currently serves the Doha Phuket route daily via a linked service through the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said, The start of non-stop services from Doha to Phuket offers travellers from around the world access to the popular tourist destination in a reduced time, from across our expanding global network. With the upcoming winter holidays, this is a great opportunity for travellers from the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas to plan their break with a beach vacation to Phuket. Visitor numbers to Phuket are on the rise and Qatar Airways will look to take advantage of the non-stop connections to the city in the days to come.

The direct flights to Phuket will be operated with an Airbus A330 in a two class-configuration of 24 seats in Business Class and 236 in Economy.

Qatar Airways started operations to Thailand more than 14 years ago with non-stop flights linking Doha with Bangkok. The carrier now serves the Thai capital three-times-daily and will increase that to four-times-daily from 16 December 2014.

Qatar Airways launched daily flights from Doha to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur in 2010. The new non-stop service from 26 October 2014 will facilitate shorter travel times for the growing number of tourists to Phuket and for those heading out of Thailand.

Europe is a particularly strong growth visitor market for Phuket with the UK, Russia, Germany, France and Italy among the top five feeder markets.

A dedicated non-stop Phuket service will help meet the growing demand the airline has for this particular destination. Moreover, Europe is an extremely popular destination for a number of Thailand-based locals as well. We are therefore very pleased to be able to continue to offer more options to those looking to travel with us and enjoy our award-winning five-star service, added Mr. Al Baker.

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