Dubai-based airline flydubai launched flights to Bangkok on Tuesday, the airline’s first double daily route outside the GCC.
The route, at just over six hours, is one of the airline’s longest in terms of travel time. It will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO at flydubai, said: “The inaugural flight to Bangkok is a significant milestone for our airline and represents the increasing maturity of flydubai’s network.”
Flight FZ521 will depart from Dubai at 16:20 and arrive in Bangkok at 01:25, while FZ522 will leave the Thai capital at 02:35 and arrive back at 06:55.
The second service FZ525 will depart at 01:40 and arrive at 10:50. FZ524 will then depart Bangkok at 12:10 and arrive back in Dubai at 16:30.
Passengers travelling on the new route will have the option of a business class experience. The airline will also offer economy class travellers access to interactive audio and video seat back entertainment systems and a hot meal.
Sudhir Sreedharan, senior vice president, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) said: “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.”
For the launch of flights to Bangkok, flydubai is offering special promo rates.
Business class return fares to Bangkok will start at Dhs3,240 while economy class return fares will start at Dhs1,240 including taxes.
Flydubai currently flies to over 90 destinations worldwide, and by the end of the second half of the year, the airline will have added eight new aircraft to its fleet.
It further plans to take delivery of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2023.