Qatar Airways will start daily flights to Phuket – its second destination in Thailand after Bangkok – on 11 October 2010. The new Phuket flights will operate via Kuala Lumpur. The airline will also add flights to Hanoi via Bangkok.
“Budapest, Bucharest, Brussels, Nice, Hanoi and Phuket represent markets underserved so these are excellent opportunities for us to tap into, said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker. “We spend a lot of time diligently analysing new route opportunities and I am pleased to say that the routes being announced today will not only open up new markets, but also strengthen our network strategy over our Doha hub.”
By 2013, Qatar Airways plans to serve 120 key business and leisure destinations worldwide with a modern fleet of 120 aircraft. Today, the airline’s fleet stands at 84 aircraft, flying to 90 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North America.