Emirates today announced four new weekly flights between Phuket and Dubai, which will increase its capacity by 57 per cent.
The four new flights will start from December 1.
The airline said that the flights will introduce connectivity from most cities in the Americas for the first time, as well as improve connections to a number of key destinations in Europe and the Middle East via one convenient stop in Dubai.
Emirates launched the Phuket-Dubai route in 2012.
Jabr Al-Azeeby, area manager for Thailand and Indochina, said: “Phuket is one of Thailand’s premier holiday destinations and is a key gateway to many other islands in the region. Not only are these additional flights great news for holiday markets but also important to support travel and tourist companies which see great value in the direct flights to Phuket,”
“The additional flights likewise make it even more convenient for residents in the southern part of Thailand to connect to Dubai and the rest of the world.” Jabr added.
Passengers also have the added bonus of a generous baggage allowance with 30kg for those travelling in Economy Class, 40kg for Business Class and 50kg for First Class.
Emirates now has 42 weekly flights for the Bangkok-Dubai route.