Doha-based award-winning airline Qatar Airways will expand its network in Thailand. The carrier, which currently flies to Bangkok and Phuket, and will commence flights to Krabi on 6 December, has announced a fourth destination in Thailand.
Qatar Airways’ 4th destination in Thailand is Chiang Mai. The carrier will fly from 16 December 2016 five times a week via Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, with an A330-200. With the addition of Krabi and Chiang Mai to its network Qatar Airways will increase its flights to Thailand from 39 to 48 per week by the end of 2016.
The launch of flights to Chiang Mai comes at a time when Qatar Airways is rapidly expanding its network and will inaugurate 14 new destinations on its route map throughout 2016 and into early 2017. New destination launches include: Marrakech (1 July 2016), Pisa (2 August 2016), Windhoek (28 September 2016), Helsinki (10 October 2016) Sarajevo (2 November 2016), Seychelles (12 December 2016), Auckland (6 February 2017), Skopje (2017), Libreville (2017), Douala (2017), Lusaka (summer 2017) and Nice (summer 2017).
The Airbus A330-200 has 24 seats in the Business Class cabin with a 2-2-2 configuration and 180-degree fully-flat bed. The Economy Class cabin features 236 seats in a 2-4-2 / 2-3-2 configuration, with a 32-inch seat pitch and 18.5-inch seat width. Qatar Airways currently has 15 A330-200s in its fleet of 185 aircraft and has been operating this aircraft type since 2002.
Doha (DOH) to Chiang Mai (CNX) QR918 Departs: 02:30 Arrives: 14:55
Chiang Mai (CNX) to Doha (DOH) QR919 Departs: 16:45 Arrives: 22:15