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Dubai-based flydubai has officially launched its Bangkok service, making it the airline’s first double daily route outside of the GCC.

The inaugural flight from Dubai International Terminal 2 landed at Bangkok International Airport on November 29, providing connecting routes for travel through Dubai. Bangkok, as a popular tourist destination, offers holidaymakers a variety of experiences from adventure, sport, and health and wellness retreats. Additionally, flights to Bangkok would provide passengers with alternative travel options into neighbouring South East Asian cities.

Commenting on the launch of the new route, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith said, “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.”

Speaking at a press conference held with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) for flydubai, 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.”

Thailand is the latest addition to flydubai’s network of more than 90 destinations, offering increased choice and flexibility for business and leisure passengers.

Discussing the start of flydubai flights to Bangkok, Tanes Petsuwan, the TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas) said, “flydubai’s new direct flights between Dubai and Bangkok add another welcome dimension to UAE-Thailand relations in a number of ways. The start of these flights brings fresh promise to our business and trade ties, our respective roles as regional trade fair capitals and to our cultural and tourism development.”

Passengers travelling on the new Bangkok route would have the option of a Business Class experience, benefitting from a dedicated 24-hour Business Team to assist with bookings and enquiries throughout the journey, in addition to priority check-in service, comfortable spacious seats and a range of in-flight entertainment and dining options.

Passengers travelling in Economy Class on the new Bangkok route would have access to interactive audio and video seat back entertainment systems with more than 1,200 hours of films, television and music. A hot meal is also included.