Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will resume flights to Phuket from 1st July as the island province launches its Sandbox reopening.
Like most airlines Qatar stopped its service to Phuket last year as the global pandemic closed borders.
Now they join Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and El Al in confirming the return of flights to the island.
The airline will operate four flights per week.
Departing Doha at 2.55am on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Phuket at 1.30pm.
Flights will depart Phuket at 2.30am, arriving in Doha at 5.30am on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
“With the resumption of flights to Phuket, Qatar Airways marks a significant milestone in the recovery of international tourism.”
“We look forward to working with our partners in Thailand to support the recovery of their tourism sector.“Akbar Al Baker, CEO Qatar Airways
The flights will be on Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners with economy and business class seats.
Thai Airways recently announced plans for flights to Phuket from Copehagen, Frankfort, London, Paris, Seoul and Singapore. Emirates will start daily flights from July, Singapore Airlines will also be running daily flights and El Al are planning a weekly service. Cathay Pacific and Turkish Airlines are also believed to planning flights.
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