Phuket to receive more direct flights

Phuket to receive more direct flights

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, continues its network expansion with the announcement of the start of daily services from Dubai to Phuket. Phuket, the largest island in Thailand located in the Andaman Sea, will become Emirates’ second destination in Thailand starting December 10, 2012.

Flight EK378 will depart Dubai daily at 12:45 p.m. and arrive at Phuket International Airport at 9:55 p.m. The return flight, EK379 will depart at 12:35 a.m. the following day and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 4:35 a.m.

“Emirates is looking forward to the launch of our non-stop, daily service to Phuket, which will be just in time for the holiday season. We have always had a strong affiliation with Thailand and have been operating flights to Bangkok since 1990,” said Tim Clark, President Emirates airline.

“Thailand is an important market for Emirates, we currently operate four daily flights between Dubai and Bangkok, including one with our Airbus A380 aircraft. We are confident that Phuket will prove to be a popular destination for our passengers.” added Clark.

Phuket will become the 15th route launch for the airline this year.

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