In just a few hours you could be in exotic Thailand, with regular scheduled flights from Milan to Phuket with Qatar Airways. What makes flying with us such an especially pleasurable experience is our fabulous range of award-winning in-flight services, and those important extras such as plenty of legroom and comfortable seats. Our attentive cabin crews serve a selection of delicious food during the flight, and you’ll arrive in sunny Phuket in style and thoroughly refreshed.
Phuket is Thailand’s premier tourist destination thanks to its faultless beaches, lovely offshore islands and clear blue waters. Adventurous shoppers can pick up real bargains in the many street markets and explore the huge, modern Jungceylon Shopping Mall. There’s plenty of international food to choose from, as well as traditional Thai cuisine, and dining venues include plush air-conditioned restaurants as well as authentic street stalls. Stroll along Bangla Road in the evening for a choice of refreshments and entertainment, and don’t miss the famous night market close by.
Milan’s Malpensa airport is the largest of two serving the northern Italian city. Approximately 25 miles northwest of the city, it is currently undergoing expansion and is set to grow considerably over the next few years.
This modernisation makes Malpensa airport an excellent and efficient departure point for passengers flying from Milan with Qatar Airways. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional, and the airport itself offers passengers every amenity and facility to make their journey more pleasant.
Transportation and parking
The airport is well served by public transport. Malpensa Express trains run direct services to and from Terminal 1 to Milan Cadorna Station, taking approximately 30-40 minutes.
TrenItalia and Trenord services connect to other destinations across the immediate area. Buses operate from Milan Central station to both terminals, while the Malpensa Shuttle Air Pullman coach service also departs from Milan Central, taking approximately 50 minutes.
Taxis are available – ask your hotel concierge to book for you so that you pay a fixed fare (usually around 90 Euros). Parking for both short and long-term stays are available with parking areas close to both terminals. Valet parking is available and a shuttle bus service links the more remote parks with the terminals (particularly Terminal 1).
Arriving in Milan
Passengers flying from Milan with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1C. The airport is very large, so allow plenty of time before your flight is due to board to clear check in and security, which is particularly tight in all European airports.
Carriers recommend that you allow at least two hours prior to your flight’s departure.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities at the airport are excellent quality and very modern. Lounges for all passengers are available, and VIP and premium lounges are set aside for first class and business class travellers.
The airport offers a range of conference and VIP services to business travellers, while paid-for Wi-Fi is available for a charge. Plenty of retail outlets provide travellers with luxury goods, accessories and Duty Free, including exclusive brands and specialist fashion outlets.
Food and drink vendors range from coffee and pastries through to more substantial meals, pizza and international cuisine.
Phuket is actually Thailand’s largest island, and is a hugely popular destination for adventure tourists and travellers wishing to discover more about this enigmatic country. A tropical paradise blended with a vibrant and energetic metropolis, it is also a big draw for entrepreneurs and business travellers, thanks to a burgeoning high-tech sector.
Book a flight to Phuket with Qatar Airways and discover the gateway to Thailand. Famous for its flowers and the warm, friendly welcome visitors receive from its inhabitants, there is also plenty to see and do in Phuket. It is little wonder that Phuket is usually in the top ten of must-see destinations around the world.
As an island, fishing is central to the culture of the local people. The AC's Phuket Fishing Park allows visitors to go fishing for arapaimas, red-tailed catfish, alligator gars, and Siamese giant carp. If you prefer to watch wildlife rather than catch it then a visit to the Chana Charoen Road Crocodile Farm is an exhilarating experience.
Thailand’s Buddhist temples and statues are spectacular, and none more so than the Big Buddha, a white marble statue on the top of Naka Kerd Mountain, where you can also get a fabulous, bird’s eye view over Phuket’s east coast. Another great spot to see those extraordinary sunsets is Prom Thep Cape, 1.5 miles from Rawai Beach.
For something a little more unusual (and truly mind-boggling), try the Phuket Trick Eye Museum, a gallery of 3D paintings and optical illusions. Siam Niramit Phuket Arts Theatre puts on fascinating plays and performances that immerse visitors in the local culture, or check out the truly bizarre Baan Teelanka & A-Maze-in-Phuke, a house that has been built completely upside down and with a garden maze that will keep the kids amused for hours.
Flights to Phuket with Qatar Airways land at Phuket International Airport, in the north of Phuket Island. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Phuket please check the visa and passport requirements.
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