Qatar Airways will add an additional daily non-stop flight each to its Bali Denpasar and Bangkok services starting in May and June this year, respectively.
The Doha-based airline’s new third daily Bali flight (starting May 7) and fifth daily Bangkok flight (starting June 1) will each be operated by 254-seat Boeing 787 Dreamliners, offering 22 business and 232 economy class seats. The aircraft is also equipped to offer in-flight wifi.
Qatar Airways’ added service frequency to Thailand accompanies the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, aimed at attracting travellers from secondary European, Middle Eastern and African cities to travel to Thailand. Following the enhanced frequency, Qatar Airways will offer a total of 53 weekly services between Doha and Thailand, including double-daily flights to Phuket and four weekly flights to Krabi.
“Boosting our Bangkok flight frequency to five daily flights is a significant commitment from us to the Thai market and a testament to the strong year-round demand on this iconic Far East route,” said Akbar Al Baker, the airline’s group chief executive.
Thailand is one of the earliest destinations Qatar Airways began flying to in Asia-Pacific. The airline is currently exploring new flights to Chiang Mai in Thailand’s north, while Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is set to get a Qatar Airways premium lounge in the near future.
Meanwhile, the airline’s new third daily flight to Bali – aimed at travellers from Europe, the Middle East and the US – will see its B787 Dreamliner join the B777 and Airbus A330 that currently operate the double-daily route. Qatar Airways began its first direct flight to Bali in 2014.
Schedules for the new flights are as follows (all times local):
Doha (DOH)-Bangkok (BKK)
Doha (DOH)-Bali Denpasar (DPS)