Starting from December aircraft of this rich country, will take off from Hamad International Airport (HIA) 4 times per week routing to Andaman’s Jewel.
“These new destinations (the other is Chiang Mai) are where our customers want to go – said Mr. Akbar Al Baker, The Doha-based airline’s Group Chief Executive – and where we see the most opportunity to provide a best-in-class experience at great value.”
This choice has born due to a partnership between Tourism Authority of Thailand and Qatar Airways. The purpose is to support strategies to increase passengers numbers to Thailand. The project will also sustain Krabi growth thanks to increased low-cost airlines connections in Thailand and in the Asian region.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), commented: “These flights will open up significant new sources of traffic by allowing visitors from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to connect to Krabi and Chiang Mai via the Qatar Airways hub in Doha. They will advance the Thai government policy to promote the dispersal of visitors in order to better balance income distribution and job creation.”
Qatar Airways will operate this new route by Airbus A 330. The first flight is supposed to leave from Doha on the 6th December and will take approximately 10.30 hours.