Qatar Airways to start flights to Krabi in December
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has welcomed the announcement by Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, that it will inaugurate flights to Chiang Mai and Krabi as of December 2016.
The Doha-based airline’s Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker made the announcement at the ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel fair, which was held during 9-13 March, 2016.
He said four flights per week will be launched from Doha to Krabi on 6 December and three flights per week from Doha to Chiang Mai also in December, with the exact date to be announced later.
The two Thailand destinations were the only new ones in Southeast Asia amongst 14 cities worldwide that will be added to the Qatar Airways network over the rest of 2016. The airline, which is now flying to Bangkok and Phuket, will become the first Middle East airline to begin flights to these two rapidly-growing Thai destinations.
Mr. Al Baker remarked, “Qatar Airways prides itself on being a global connector, and most importantly, providing seamless and convenient connections for our customers, so that we remain their airline of choice. These new destinations are where our customers want to go, and where we see the most opportunity to provide a best-in-class experience at great value. We look forward to growing our network and welcoming new passengers to Qatar Airways.”
In 2015, Krabi International Airport, under the administrative purview of the Department of Civil Aviation, was served by 46 scheduled and non-scheduled airlines, which operated a total of 28,346 flights, up 28.52% over 2014. The Airport served 3,689,831passengers in 2015, up 36.61% over 2014.