Already served by multiple direct flights from Dubai, Bangkok has now welcomed its first low-cost connection from the UAE city.
Dubai-based flydubai has launched its new Bangkok route, marking the start of a new double daily service. This means that, along with Emirates, the two carriers now operate nine daily flights between Dubai and Bangkok. flydubai is owned by the Dubai government but is not officially part of the Emirates Group.
Speaking at a press conference held in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Sudhir Sreedharan, flydubai’s senior vice president of commercial commented; “Bangkok is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, offering a wide range of attractions and activities.
“With the addition of this important city to flydubai’s growing network we will not only offer passengers from Dubai alternative travel options through Thailand, but additionally connect Thailand to Russia and Europe via Dubai, strengthening the UAE’s position as an international travel hub.”
Bangkok becomes one of the longest routes served by flydubai, which operates a fleet of single-aisle Boeing 737 aircraft. Since launching its first flight in 2009, the LCC’s expansion has focused on the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Indian sub-continent. Bangkok becomes the airline’s first ever destination in Southeast Asia.
“Today’s inaugural flight to Bangkok is a significant milestone for our airline and represents the increasing maturity of flydubai’s network. We look forward to offering business and leisure travellers from both Dubai and Bangkok increased choice and flexibility across our network,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai.
While the airline is classed as an LCC, passengers travelling on the new Bangkok route will have the choice of economy and business class seats, with both cabin featuring in-flight entertainment and hot meals.