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Reach the beautiful Far Eastern island of Phuket, one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, relaxed and ready for an amazing adventure, when you choose flights from Manchester to Phuket with Qatar Airways. Experience the epitome of luxury long-haul travel on board one of our state-of-the-art aircraft. Enjoy your own personal entertainment centre; delicious cuisine and Middle Eastern hospitality at its very best, as our award-winning cabin crew welcome you on board a 5-star Qatar Airways flight.
Phuket is Thailand’s second largest island, a province that is now synonymous with tourism, adventure and natural beauty. This beautiful destination welcomes visitors from all over the world, who come to marvel at natural wonders like Phra Taew National Park and an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches. Because Phuket is so popular with tourists the island is now one of the wealthiest parts of Thailand – a region full of luxury hotels, restaurants and shopping areas.
While most people fly to London Heathrow when travelling to the U.K., further north the rapidly expanding Manchester International Airport is becoming a powerhouse of aviation and air transportation.
Major expansion plans are underway, with the intention of making Manchester Airport a World Logistics Hub by 2030. The expansion could make Manchester one of the most important international airports in the world. Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways link you to major destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.
Transportation and parking
Manchester Airport has its own rail terminal, which is connected to all terminals using a Skylink moving walkway. A Metrolink service from Cornbrook station to the airport runs every 12 minutes.
The airport also has its own central ground transport hub - The Station - which connects buses, coaches and rail services under one roof. Over 300 trains, 100 coaches and 500 buses use the facility daily.
Short-stay parking areas are adjacent to each terminal, and a long-stay parking area is situated next to Terminal 2. There are also two ‘Jetparks,’ which are long-stay car parks approximately a mile from the terminals.
Arriving at Manchester
Flights from Manchester with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2. This expansive terminal has 20 gates, 14 of which have air bridges. An expanded air-side departure lounge, improved security and a select choice of amenities makes this a very relaxed and comfortable departure point.
Facilities and amenities
The Escape Lounge in Terminal 2 offers a quiet, relaxing space to unwind before catching your flight. A selection of retailers offer everything from duty-free goods and high-end fashion accessories to books, magazines and travel extras.
The food court offers snacks, coffee and exclusive restaurants that bring culinary treats from around the world.
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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