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Qatar Airways Resumes Service to Phuket; Expands Strategic Partnership With Oman Air

Qatar Airways will resume service to Phuket, Thailand on July 1st, 2021. The carrier will offer four weekly flights to Phuket, complementing 12 weekly flights to Bangkok. Separately, the carrier announced an expansion of their strategic codeshare partnership with Oman Air.

Qatar Airways Expands Strategic Codeshare Partnership With Oman Air - Courtesy Qatar Airways

On Tuesday (June 1, 2021), Qatar Airways announced the resumption of service to Phuket, Thailand with four weekly flights starting July 1st, 2021. The resumed service expands the carrier’s service to Thailand to 16 weekly flights, including 12 weekly flights to Bangkok, providing seamless connectivity to customers traveling from Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Qatar Airways first launched service to Phuket in 2010, which became the carrier’s 93rd destination at the time. The route will be serviced with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner configured with 22 Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats. As Thailand reopens to holidaymakers around the world, fully vaccinated visitors will be able to visit once again while enjoying Qatar Airways’ award-winning hospitality and service both in the air and at their Hamad International Airport hub in Doha.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,

“With the resumption of flights to Phuket, Qatar Airways marks a significant milestone in the recovery of international tourism. We are proud to have led the industry, setting the benchmark for safety, innovation and customer service throughout the pandemic. We know many of our customers are eager to get back flying and return to some of their favourite holiday destinations, such as Phuket. Famed for its many exotic beaches, family friendly atmosphere, turquoise waters and delicious local cuisine, Phuket is an ideal destination for a summer getaway. We look forward to working with our partners in Thailand to support the recovery of their tourism sector.”

Qatar Airways' Phuket Schedule - Courtesy Qatar Airways

In a separate announcement on Monday (May 31, 2021), Qatar Airways reported an expansion of their codeshare partnership with Oman Air, which will now cover over 80 destinations on the Qatar Airways network.

Speaking on the codeshare expansion, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker said,

“We are delighted to further expand our partnership with Oman Air, so recently after announcing our plans in December 2020 to further strengthen strategic cooperation between our two leading Gulf airlines. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have remained committed to forging and expanding our global network of partners to provide more seamless and flexible travel options for our millions of passengers. Having first established commercial cooperation with Oman Air over 20 years ago, we look forward to continuing to build upon our strong and historic partnership and offering our customers in Oman and across the globe even more benefits.”

Also commenting on the expanded strategic partnership, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, added,

“Oman Air’s expanding partnership with Qatar Airways underscores the commitment of both airlines to provide their guests with more flights, more choice of destinations, and greater flexibility throughout their travels with us. For Oman Air and many airlines around the world, the key to post-pandemic recovery lies in strategic collaborations with industry partners and in identifying innovative route expansion opportunities as we navigate a constantly changing environment. Our longstanding cooperation with Qatar Airways—an airline that shares our commitment to product and service excellence—reflects a highly valued relationship and we look forward to growing our networks together.”

With the codeshare expansion, Oman Air customers will now enjoy seamless connections via Doha on 16 new routes including service to Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Istanbul, Sabiha and Izmir in Turkey; Berlin and Munich, Germany; Mykonos, Greece; St. Petersburg, Russia; Zurich, Switzerland; Atlanta and Seattle in the USA; Abuja, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Gassim, Saudi Arabia.

Source: Qatar Airways

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