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Emirates to double daily flights to Phuket

DUBAI, September 18, 2015

Dubai-based airline Emirates is set to launch additional services between the emirate and Phuket, Thailand, from December 1.
 
The new twice daily flights will double current capacity and ensure better connections for travellers from cities in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, in response to high customer demand particularly during the peak winter travel season, said a statement.
 
Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said: “In response to strong demand, the introduction of a double daily service to Phuket will increase convenience and flexibility for visitors to the Southern region of Thailand, as well as make it easier for residents of the area to connect to Dubai and the rest of the world. 
 
"With the ongoing expansion of Phuket International Airport set to double capacity, a twice-daily service provides Emirates with the perfect opportunity to further support the local travel and tourism industry.
 
“This newly added service will complement our existing six daily flights to Bangkok and our recent codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways, offering ease of connection to different cities across Southeast Asia to and from Dubai and providing a smoother, more convenient travel experience.”
 
Phuket Island is the gateway to the southern part of Thailand making it easier for people to expand their travels to Khao Lak, Phang-nga, Koh Samui, Trang, as well as Krabi and Koh Lipe, said the statemnet.
 
Known for its abundance of white, sandy beaches and easy access to the Andaman Sea for world class diving, Phuket has grown in popularity as an international destination, welcoming more than six million visitors to the island in the first five months of this year, it added. - TradeArabia News Service



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