Krabi, Thailand has welcomed the first ever Qatar Airways flight to fly in from Doha.
The Qatari carrier has now become the first airline to provide scheduled flights to Southern Thailand’s west coast.
The airline will offer four-times-weekly flights operated by an Airbus A330-200.
Senior vice president of Asia Pacific, Qatar Airways, Marwan Koleilat stated: “I am delighted to be able to inaugurate the first service to Krabi, providing travellers from key markets with direct access to Krabi and the region’s tourism hot spots – undeniably some of the most popular and sought after travel destinations in the world.”
Koleilat continued: “Thailand remains an important market for Qatar Airways as we continue to explore key secondary destinations to better serve the global traveller. The new service to Krabi opens up a host of convenient global destinations for the people of Krabi and its region, and I’d like to thank the Thai people for their continued support over the last 20 years.”
Krabi represents the third strategic destination in Thailand to be serviced by Qatar Airways. The airline also offers flights to Bangkok and Phuket, and will inaugurate flights to Chiang Mai in 2017.