Qatar Airways’ first direct non-stop flight to the holiday destination of Pattaya touched down at U-Tapao, Rayong, Pattaya International Airport yesterday.



Currently, Qatar Airways Airways operates 64 flights a week to Thailand, this is its fifth aviation route.

Flight QR828 landed at U-Tapao International Airport at 6:30 am.



His Excellency Mr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, Thai Ambassador to the State of Qatar, travelled on board the inaugural flight with Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Mr. Marwan Koleilat, from the airline’s five-star hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Akbar Al Bahr, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways said,

“We are pleased to see Qatar Airways. Airways is the first Middle East airline to offer direct flights to Pattaya. After the service to Chiang Mai in December. It will increase the number of flights to 6 flights per day. To Bangkok the direct flight to Pattaya will further strengthen ties between Thailand and the state of Qatar.”



“Passengers from Thailand traveling with Qatar Airways Airways has continued to increase. The opening of the route is to meet the increasing demand of passengers. We are proud to offer five star service to all passengers. We are excited to offer a variety of routes for passengers from the Far East. And provide passenger services from Pattaya with Qatar Airline’s global flight network. Airways over 150 routes around the world. “



Director of U-Tapao International Airport

“We welcome the inaugural flight of Qatar Airways, which flies directly from Doha to U-Tapao International Airport. (Rayong – Pattaya), another major airport adjacent to the Eastern Economic Zone. Thailand is seriously developing. The opening of this flight will extend the uninterrupted air connections between tourists and business travelers to Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. To help promote the tourism industry and investment from foreign investors at U-Tapao Pattaya .”



Flight Schedules:
 Doha (DOH) to Pattaya (UTP) QR828 departs 20:05 arrives 06:30 (next day) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
 Pattaya (UTP) to Doha (DOH) QR829 departs 07:50 arrives 11:40 – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


By Vanida Lou