Qatar Airways began flights to its third Thai destination on 6 December, with four times weekly flights to Krabi joining its existing services to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Phuket. Senior officials from Qatar Airways, Krabi Provincial Government, Krabi International Airport and Tourism Authority of Thailand were on hand for the official ribbon-cutting.
Local school children were on hand to welcome Qatar Airways’ resumption of services to the Seychelles on 12 December. Flown by the oneworld airline’s 144-seat A320s, the route faces no direct competition, however fellow MEB3 carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways do offer competing services from their respective hubs.
- Qatar Airways has commenced services to its third destination in Thailand, adding to its existing flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (four times daily) and Phuket (twice-daily). Started on 6 December, the oneworld carrier began four times weekly services to Krabi (KBV) from its Doha (DOH) hub. The 5,359-kilometre sector is operated by the airline’s 260-seat A330-200 fleet. Launched on 12 December, Qatar Airways also began daily flights to Mahé (SEZ) in the Seychelles. The 3,352-kilometre airport pair, a service resumption, will be flown by the carrier’s 144-seat A320 fleet. Neither route faces any direct competition, with MEB3 competitors Emirates and Etihad Airways both absent from the Thai route, although they do operate to the Seychelles, with the former offering double-daily flights and the latter flying daily services. See how Krabi and Mahé airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.