Etihad commences daily non stop flights to Phuket
26 Oct 2014
Etihad Airways commenced daily non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and Phuket. It is Eithad’s second destination in Thailand after Bangkok.
The inaugural flight – EY430 – departed Abu Dhabi International Airport at 8.40am local time and touched down at 6.00pm at Phuket International Airport, where it was welcomed by a water cannon salute, a gathering of dignitaries and airline representatives, and a performance by traditional Thai dancers.
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “The new Phuket route is a natural expansion of our Thai network and a strong addition to our portfolio of leisure destinations, such as the Seychelles, Maldives and Sri Lanka. “With attractive departure and arrival times and seamless connections from more than 25 cities across the GCC and Europe, the new services will contribute greatly to the growth of tourism to the region. “Holidaymakers from the UAE and GCC as well as from key European markets including London, Milan, Munich and Paris will now have enhanced travel options to the island destination and enjoy Etihad Airways’ award-winning service along the way.”