Fly­dubai in­au­gu­rates Bangkok ser­vice

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Dubai-based fly­dubai has of­fi­cially launched its Bangkok ser­vice, mark­ing the start of its first dou­ble daily route out­side of the GCC. The in­au­gu­ral flight from Dubai In­ter­na­tional Ter­mi­nal 2 landed at Bangkok In­ter­na­tional Air­port to­day, pro­vid­ing con­nect­ing routes for travel through Dubai. As a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion, Bangkok of­fers hol­i­day­mak­ers a va­ri­ety of ex­pe­ri­ences from ad­ven­ture, sport, and health and well­ness re­treats. In ad­di­tion, flights to Bangkok will pro­vide pas­sen­gers with al­ter­na­tive travel op­tions into neigh­bor­ing South East Asian cities.

Com­ment­ing on the launch of the new route, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer at fly­dubai, said: “To­day’s in­au­gu­ral flight to Bangkok is a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for our air­line and rep­re­sents the in­creas­ing ma­tu­rity of fly­dubai’s net­work. We look for­ward to of­fer­ing busi­ness and leisure trav­el­ers from both Dubai and Bangkok in­creased choice and flex­i­bil­ity across our net­work.” Re­flect­ing on the re­cent pass­ing of His Majesty King Bhu­mi­bol Adulyadej, Ghaith Al Ghaith added: “We would like to ex­press our heart­felt con­do­lences to the Thai peo­ple on the loss of their King. fly­dubai joins the na­tion in mourn­ing their leader.”

Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence held with the Tourism Au­thor­ity of Thai­land (TAT), Sud­hir Sreed­ha­ran, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent, Com­mer­cial (GCC, Sub­con­ti­nent and Africa) for fly­dubai, said: “Bangkok is one of the most vis­ited tourist des­ti­na­tions in the world, of­fer­ing a wide range of at­trac­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties. With the ad­di­tion of this im­por­tant city to fly­dubai’s grow­ing net­work we will not only of­fer pas­sen­gers from Dubai al­ter­na­tive travel op­tions through Thai­land, but ad­di­tion­ally con­nect Thai­land to Rus­sia and Europe via Dubai, strength­en­ing the UAE’s po­si­tion as an in­ter­na­tional travel hub.”

Thai­land is the lat­est ad­di­tion to fly­dubai’s net­work of more than 90 des­ti­na­tions, of­fer­ing in­creased choice and flex­i­bil­ity for busi­ness and leisure pas­sen­gers. By the end of the sec­ond half of the year the air­line will have added eight new air­craft to its fleet. fly­dubai has re­cently launched its rewards pro­gram, OPEN, de­signed to make earn­ing and spend­ing re­ward points sim­ple and straight­for­ward. Dis­cussing the start of fly­dubai flights to Bangkok, Tanes Pet­suwan, the TAT Deputy Gover­nor for In­ter­na­tional Mar­ket­ing (Europe, Africa, Mid­dle East and Amer­i­cas) said “fly­dubai’s new di­rect flights be­tween Dubai and Bangkok adds an­other wel­come di­men­sion to UAE-Thai­land re­la­tions in a num­ber of ways.

The start of these flights brings fresh prom­ise to our busi­ness and trade ties, our re­spec­tive roles as re­gional trade fair cap­i­tals, and to our cul­tural and tourism de­vel­op­ment.” Pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling on the new Bangkok route will have the op­tion of a Busi­ness Class ex­pe­ri­ence, ben­e­fit­ting from a ded­i­cated 24-hour Busi­ness Team to as­sist with book­ings and en­quiries through­out the jour­ney, as well as pri­or­ity check-in ser­vice, com­fort­able spa­cious seats and a range of in-flight en­ter­tain­ment and din­ing op­tions. WiFi ser­vices are avail­able on half of the fly­dubai fleet.

Pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling in Econ­omy Class on the new Bangkok route will have ac­cess to in­ter­ac­tive au­dio and video seat back en­ter­tain­ment sys­tems with more than 1,200 hours of films, tele­vi­sion and mu­sic. A hot meal is also in­cluded. For the launch of flights to Bangkok, fly­dubai is of­fer­ing spe­cial promo rates. Busi­ness Class re­turn fares to Bangkok will start at AED 3,240 while Econ­omy Class re­turn fares will start at AED 1,240 in­clud­ing taxes. Flights can be pur­chased from fly­dubai’s web­site (fly­, its Cus­tomer Cen­tre (+971) 600 54 44 45, fly­dubai travel shops or through travel part­ners.

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