Thai offers Australia visas online for Gulf nationals
Thai Airways has announced online visa services for GCC nationals flying to Australia from the Middle East in a ‘one stop shop’ summer promotion, as well as increased flight capacity to the Gold Coast from June through October.
With online visas, increased flight capacity plus new Royal First Class 180-degree pitch flat sleeper seats on the route from Bangkok to Brisbane, there has never been a better time to visit Australia.
Thai offers daily flights throughout the summer from Dubai via its luxurious new home base in Bangkok at Suvarnabhumi International Airport with onward connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Royal First Class passengers transiting Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Thai also enjoy rest rooms and showers as well as complimentary use of the Royal Spa providing two private therapy suites and sauna, exercise and yoga spaces, ensuring that the journey is both comfortable and relaxing.
From June to October, Thai increases the number of daily direct flights from Bangkok to Brisbane, with an additional three flights per week catering for an anticipated passenger traffic growth of over 25 per cent during these peak months. A popular destination for travellers from the Middle East, Brisbane on the Gold Coast is Australia’s fun capital, combining stunning beaches and coral reefs with a range of activities to ensure one never sleeps.With an average temperature of 22°C from June to October, Brisbane offers the perfect escape from the heat of the Gulf.
Thai’s vast network provides unrivalled coverage of major business centres and tourist destinations spanning the globe from its home base at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok. Daily flights from Dubai offer convenient connections to over 70 destinations in 36 countries worldwide.
Meanwhile, the airline has announced two additional flights per week from Dubai to Bangkok from July 5 to August 18 to accommodate increased demand from the Middle East during the summer vacation period.
As a final destination, Thailand itself welcomed over 367,500 visitors from the Middle East in 2006, representing a 31 per cent increase for the period January – November 2006 over the previous year with the most popular domestic destinations being Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai.
The airline has just marked its 47th anniversary.