Qatar Airways will be starting direct flights to Pattaya, its fifth route to Thailand in order to meet the customer demand. The new four times a week will begin on January 28, 2018, the route joins the airline’s existing flights to Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket and soon to be launched, Chiang Mai.
Pattaya, situated on the popular southeast coast of Thailand is a popular destination for sun-seekers looking to relax on beaches.
Holiday-makers on the route are expected to come from Qatar Airways’ extensive network of destinations across Europe and the Middle East.
“Thailand is continuing to grow in popularity with our passengers, who love travelling to this beautiful country to enjoy its incredible culture, cuisine and natural scenery,” Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said.
“Qatar Airways is committed to responding to customer demand by flying our passengers where they want to go and providing them with our unrivalled five-star service to destinations around the world,” he noted.
The airline will operate a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class on flights between Doha and U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport. It will be the first five-star Middle East airline to offer flights to and from Pattaya.
Qatar Airways’ new service to Pattaya will help to reinforce the strong ties between Qatar and Thailand.
The national carrier currently operates flights to three destinations in Thailand, with services 35 times a week to Bangkok, 14 times a week to Phuket and daily to Krabi, commencing on December 1.