Qatar Airways routing to Krabi

Qatar Airways routing to Krabi

Qatar Airways, Qatar national airline, one of the world’s largest airlines, linking over 150 international destinations from Doha, is set to become a a bridge between Krabi and the rest of the world.

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.

Qatar Airways inside plane

Qatar Airways inside plane

These new destinations (the other is Chiang Maiare 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.

Thanks to Qatar Airways, Krabi International Airport will see a further increase of presence. In 2015 3,689,831 passengers through 46 airlines landed in Krabi. Up 36.61% over 2014.

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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more then fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain, Bali and Thailand. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on www.asianitinerary.com

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