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Wed, 7 December 2016

Qatar Airways Launches Direct Flights to Krabi, Thailand

Qatar Airways has launched flights to Krabi, a popular tourist destination in Thailand.

Flight QR824 is scheduled to depart Doha (DOH) at 05:30 and arrive in Krabi (KBV) at 16:20. The return flight, QR825, will depart Krabi at 17:20 to land back in Doha at 20:45.

The Doha-based airline will operate the route with Airbus A330-200 aircraft, four times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Qatar Airways has launched flights to Krabi, Thailand.

Mr. Marwan Koleilat, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, said, Thailand remains an important market for Qatar Airways as we continue to explore key secondary destinations to better serve the global traveller ... Additionally, the new service to Krabi opens up a host of convenient global destinations for the people of Krabi and its region and Id like to thank the Thai people for their continued support over the last 20 years.

The Southern Thai region of Krabi is a province of stunning natural beauty, with towering limestone formations hugging a myriad of tropical beaches. The area is home to the famous Tiger Cave Temple, Railay Beach. Ko Poda, Khao Phanom Bencha National Park and Ko Lanta Yai; combining to attract a considerable number of sun-seeking tourists every year.

Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said, Last year, Thailand received more than 39,000 tourists from Qatar and with this new route, we expect more tourist arrivals in the years ahead. This new route also provides great connectivity for travellers coming from other parts of the GCC, Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Krabi becomes the third strategic destination in Thailand that Qatar Airways serves. Following the inaugural service to Bangkok in 1996, Qatar Airways launched services to Phuket in 2010 and will begin services to Chiang Mai in 2017.

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