Flydubai says to launch new Thailand, Myanmar flights

Daily flights to Krabi and Yangon are codeshared with Emirates and will launch in December, says Flydubai
Flydubai says to launch new Thailand, Myanmar flights
By Sam Bridge
Thu 01 Aug 2019 04:05 PM

Dubai-based Flydubai on Thursday announced plans to launch flights to Krabi in Thailand and Yangon in Myanmar, expanding its network to southeast Asia.

The new daily flights are codeshared with Emirates and will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB) starting from December 10, the airline said.

Krabi International Airport (KBV) serves as a gateway to Krabi province in southern Thailand and neighbouring regions like Malaysia and Singapore.

With the launch of the daily service, which is operated via a stop in Yangon in Myanmar, Flydubai said it becomes the first UAE national carrier to offer flights to Krabi.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO at flydubai said: “We are proud to see the flydubai network expand further east today with the launch of flights to Krabi and Yangon. Over the past 10 years we have remained committed to opening up underserved markets."

The partnership with Emirates, which has been in place since 2017, goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration with coordinated scheduling.

Earlier this year, Flydubai inaugurated its operations to Naples, complimenting the existing Emirates network in Italy.

Krabi is a popular holiday destination for beach goers and adventures alike while, as the largest city in Myanmar, Yangon is known for its mix of colonial architecture, and a modern high-rise skyline, combined with traditional pagodas.

Business Class return fares from Dubai to Yangon/Krabi start at AED7,000 while Economy Class return fares start at AED2,000/2,700 respectively.

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