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Qatar Airways Adds Double Daily Airbus A380 Flights To Bangkok

Qatar Airways will again use the A380 to Bangkok, with 2x daily flights coming. Now four routes will see the double-decker this year.

Qatar Airways A380
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The A380 will have 2x daily flights to Bangkok later this summer.

Qatar Airways will soon use the A380 to Bangkok, and it is now bookable. It follows the Gulf carrier revealing that it is bringing back four more A380s for a total of eight.

The return of Bangkok was inevitable, helped by Thailand scrapping the PCR requirement. Bangkok will join A380 service to London Heathrow and Paris CDG (both resumed late last year) and Sydney, which will see the double-decker quadjet from June 1st.

2x daily A380 flights to Bangkok

Qatar Airways will use the A380 to Bangkok from April 10th, starting in less than a week from when writing. The 3,285-mile (5,286km) route last saw the type in March 2019, over three years ago.

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While initially used on one of its 3x daily flights, Doha to Bangkok will see 2x daily A380 service from August.

The schedule of A380 to Bangkok is as follows, with all times local. Not since mid-2016 has the carrier had so many flights by the type to Bangkok.

  • Doha to Bangkok: QR836, 02:20-13:10; starting April 10th
  • Bangkok to Doha: QR837, 02:30-05:45; beginning April 11th
  • Doha to Bangkok: QR830, 20:15-07:05+1; starting August 5th
  • Bangkok to Doha: QR831, 19:25-22:40; beginning August 6th

Notice that the aircraft will remain in Thailand for 12 to 13 hours, with such ground time for connectivity reasons. It’s the same for PLAY, and its long ground time in Florida.

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Qatar Airways first used the A380 to Bangkok in December 2014. Source of data: OAG.

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Qatar Airways’ A380 operations will be as follows in a week in mid-August. There will be 6x daily departures from Doha, down by a quarter versus the pre-pandemic from no double-decker to Frankfurt, Perth, or Melbourne.

Qatar Airways' A380 network in mid-August 2022, as of April

Qatar Airways’ A380 network in mid-August 2022, as of April. Image: GCMap.

As Qatar Airways previously operated 10 A380s, it’ll be fascinating to see if it brings back the remaining two aircraft. There is no indication that it will, but it seems improbable to leave two aside, especially given the ongoing A350 problems and as demand recovers.

Do you plan to fly the A380 this year? If so, where and with which airline? Let us know in the comments.

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