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Emirates to add additional flights to Phuket

20 August 2015 -

In addition to the seven flights per week, Emirates Airline has announced four new weekly flights between Dubai and Phuket to start on 1 December 2015.

Adding a capacity increase of 57 percent, the four new flights will introduce connectivity from most cities in the Americas for the first time as well as improve connections to a number of destinations in Europe and the Middle East where Emirates currently flies from more than 50 cities.

Emirates’ increase in flights to Phuket closely follows the announcement of the airline’s codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways, which has added 14 new destinations to the Emirates network.

Phuket island is the gateway to the southern part of Thailand making it easier for people to expand their travels to Khao Lak, Phang-nga, KohSamui, Trang, as well as Krabi and Koh Lipe.

Known for its abundance of white, sandy beaches and easy access to the Andaman Sea for world class diving, Phuket has grown in popularity as an international destination, welcoming more than six million visitors to the island in the first five months of 2015.

Emirates will operate the new weekly flights with a Boeing 777-300ER, offering eight seats in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 310 Economy Class seats.

“Since the launch in 2012 Phuket has been a solid success story. The fact that we are now adding a further four weekly flights highlights not only the desirability of the destination but also the demand for passengers wishing to travel with Emirates,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

“These new flights have been well timed to not only maximise connections across our network but also allow for a morning arrival in Phuket, giving travellers even more time to enjoy the island and its surrounds.”

Emirates has 42 weekly flights to Bangkok and currently has seven weekly flights to Phuket.