News

New Emirates Route to Phuket

New Emirates Route to Phuket

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

Phuket has become the airline’s 128th destination and the service will significantly boost the city’s international flight capacity and connect it to Emirates’ growing global network across six continents.

The launch also signifies Emirates’ commitment to Thailand, a country that the airline has been flying to since 1990 when it began flights to Bangkok.

Operated by a three-class Airbus A340-300 aircraft, EK378 departs Dubai at 12.45 and arrives at Phuket International Airport at 21.55. The return flight EK379 departs at 00.35 the following day and arrives at Dubai International Airport at 04.35.

“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,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East & Australasia. “Today heralds a new level of connectivity for the island with Emirates’ international network of more than 120 destinations.

“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 and the larger Middle East region, as well as traditional markets such as Europe. Emirates will be working hard to promote Phuket across our network and continuing our support of Thailand and working closely with the government.”

“In the past few years Phuket has experienced a healthy reputation, and growth,” said Manit Boonchim, Executive Director of Europe Africa and Middle East Region, Tourism Authority of Thailand. “Phuket as an island is the gateway to the south part of Thailand, making it a major hub for people to expand their travels to Khao Lak, Phang-nga, Koh Samui, Trat, as well as Krabi, Koh Lipe, and many more.

“With TAT’s current strategy in promoting Phuket and beyond, we are sure that Emirates will play an important role in this plan, and TAT is confident that Phuket and beyond will succeed.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

FREE PIC - NO REPRO FEE
Cork Airport has named the Shine Centre for Autism as its Charity of the Year for 2018. Pictured at the announcement at Cork Airport were brothers Harry (6) and Ryan (9) O’Connell from Carrigaline, along with Laura Crowley, Manager of Educational Support Services, Shine and Eamon O'Donovan, The Loop Retail Operations Manager, Cork Airport  Also included are Kathryn O'Dwyer (left) and Kathleen Walshe, Cork Airport Communications Dept (right).
Along with fundraising events throughout the year, Cork Airport has Shine donation boxes located throughout the terminal and The Loop Shop.
Pic: Brian Lougheed

Shine Centre for Autism is Cork Airport Charity of the Year 2018

Michael FloodFebruary 16, 2018
IMG_4599

Insight Vacations/Luxury Gold Highlight Authentic Dining Experiences

Ian BloomfieldFebruary 15, 2018
Sunway Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sunway

Michael FloodFebruary 15, 2018
Aer Lingus Seattle

Aer Lingus Spring Flash Sale On Until Tomorrow

Michael FloodFebruary 15, 2018
Bled Slovenia

Fall in Love with Slovenia with TUI

Michael FloodFebruary 15, 2018
Commission for Aviation Regulation

CAR Issues New Travel Agent Licence, Adds Trading Name for Another

Neil SteedmanFebruary 15, 2018
Aer Lingus Regional

Stobart Air Invests €13.8m as Dublin to Kerry and Donegal Contracts Renewed

Neil SteedmanFebruary 15, 2018
WTM Portfolio

WTM Portfolio Opens Registration for Events in 
Latin America, Africa and Middle East

Neil SteedmanFebruary 15, 2018
Air Canada Eco-Airline of the Year 2018

Air Canada Named Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World

Neil SteedmanFebruary 15, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland