Supporting the reopening of Phuket, Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways both announced the resumption of flights in July. Etihad Airways will resume flights from the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on July 1, while Emirates Airlines will resume flights from Dubai on July 2. Qatar Airways announced yesterday that it would also resume flights to Phuket on July 1. .
When announcing the resumption of flights to Phuket, Emirates confirmed that it will operate 4 flights per week to bring international tourists back into the Phuket tourist sandbox program. The statement called arrival in Phuket “hassle-free” for vaccinated travelers, with no quarantine required for arriving passengers.
“With measures in place to ensure a safe restart of the Phuket tourism industry, guests traveling to the destination known for its expansive beaches and white sands will enjoy a quarantine-free trip to one of the hotspots. most popular vacation in the world. “
The route of the Dubai-Phuket flight will leave the United Arab Emirates at 3 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving the same day in the afternoon at 12:30 p.m. They will fly aboard a Boeing 777-300ER in first class, business class and economy class. The return flight will depart from Phuket 12 hours later, just after midnight at 12:10 a.m., on the first mornings of Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, arriving at 03:05 in the United Arab Emirates.
Emirates Airlines resumed flights to Bangkok in September 2020 and will now add direct flights to Phuket to its schedule, citing it as a vacation favorite for the Middle East and Europe.
From Abu Dhabi, Etihad is also delighted with their relaunch, announcing flights to Phuket 3 times a week. They will fly with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner configured with their distinctive economy space classes and neighborless seating. They announced the relaunch with a 2-day sales event, offering flights from the UAE to Phuket starting at AED 995, or around 8,400 baht for a round-trip flight. They also offer business class fares until November 20 starting at AED 6,995, or around 59,000 baht.
The airline has focused its efforts on new safety programs, such as the launch of Etihad Wellness at Abu Dhabi airport to ensure hygiene and disinfection. They have also created the Verified to Fly program where passengers can validate all their Covid-19 documents before travel to allow for quick and secure Covid-19 check-in once they arrive at the airport.
Etihad and Emirates’ announcements to Phuket follow yesterday’s announcement that Qatar Airways will operate 4 flights per week from July 1 and Dutch airline KLM is planning direct flights from Amsterdam to Phuket from October.
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