On December 13, Qatar Airways celebrated the launched of its new route between Doha and Chiang Mai. The service route is direct and non-stop. For its very first flight, there was a traditional salute conducted known as the water cannon. Guests from Doha staying at Pattaya 4 star hotel will be glad to know that the airline is planning to release a new route going to the city soon.
The new route of Qatar Airways will be flying from Doha to Chiang Mai and vice-versa four times every week. The flight time will take only more than six hours.
Jassim bin Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, the minister of Transport and Communications in Qatar, said that the pilot flight to the historic city of Chiang Mai is an additional proof that there is a stronger relation between the Kingdom of Thailand and the State of Qatar.
He added that he is proud with Qatar Airways because the airline is now operating in four different places in the kingdom. They are already planning to launch their fifth location in the country which is in Pattaya and set to start in January. He also said that they cannot underestimate the fact that the flight support between the two countries was able to improve the trade, tourism as well as business in both nations. They are happy to celebrate along with the locals in Chiang Mai for another milestone.
Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive of Qatar Airways Group, said that Thailand is becoming more popular among travellers coming from his home country.
The new route is only a proof that there is higher demand in terms of high quality destinations for holiday makers, most especially the Far East region.
Holiday goers coming from Chiang Mai and travelling to Doha, a high-tech hub, will be able to take connecting flights going to 150 different destinations in the world. Baker also added that starting January 28, travellers booked with Pattaya 4 star hotel will be happy to know that they are opening a route from Doha to Pattaya and vice-versa. The service in Chiang Mai is only seasonal and will be operation between December 12 and May and will return for the winter season in October of 2018.