Emirates launches first flight to Phuket

Emirates’ first commercial flight to southern Thailand departed Dubai on 10 December with the launch of the non-stop, daily service to Phuket.

Emirates’ first commercial flight to southern Thailand departed Dubai on 10 December with the launch of the non-stop, daily service to Phuket
Emirates’ first commercial flight to southern Thailand departed Dubai on 10 December with the launch of the non-stop, daily service to Phuket

Phuket has become the airline's 128th destination. The launch also signifies Emirates' commitment to Thailand, a country that the airline Emirates has been flying to Thailand since  1990 when it began flights to Bangkok.

"The launch of our non-stop, daily service between Phuket and Dubai perfectly coincides with the upcoming festive season with Phuket being a favourite destination for many holidaymakers.  This heralds a new level of connectivity for the Island with Emirates' international network of more than 120 destinations," said Mr Obaidalla.

"Emirates has a long standing affiliation with Thailand and the country is indeed an important market for Emirates. This newly launched service will support Thailand's tourism sector by enhancing inbound arrivals from the UAE, the larger Middle East region as well as traditional markets like Europe," added Mr Obaidalla.

The launch of a daily non-stop flight to Phuket, operated by an A340-300 with a belly hold capacity of 13 tonnes, will take Emirates SkyCargo's weekly cargo capacity into and out of the country to more than 640 tonnes.  This capacity is spread across four flights to Bangkok and one to Phuket.

Emirates operates flights on a daily schedule from Malta to Dubai via Larnaka, Cyprus.

 

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