Live Phuket The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Business News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Cabinet approves increase in flights from Russia

TOURISM: The cabinet has approved an increase in the number of flights into Thailand by Russian airlines, to boost future tourism.

tourism, Russian, transport,


Bangkok Post

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 10:17AM


Surin beach is a popular destination for Russians visiting Phuket island. Photo: Achadtaya Chuennirun
Surin beach is a popular destination for Russians visiting Phuket island. Photo: Achadtaya Chuennirun

Russian airlines from any port of origin can increase services into Bangkok from 70 to 105 a week, and flights into Phuket can be doubled to 56 a week

There is also a reciprocal increase in the number of flights allowed by Thai airlines to Moscow, from 70 a week to 105, and to St Petersburg, from 28 flights to 56.

The increase was agreed in talks between the two governments before sent to the cabinet for approval yesterday (Nov 15).

Charter and regular airlines operating between the two countries have not filled the current limit, but Transport Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith welcomed the decision.

The approval of additional services will encourage more tourists from Russia in future, he said.

Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket are among top choices for tourists from Russia, who arrive by both charter and regular flights. However, the economic slump in Russia led to a decline in their travel overseas.

Unit - 27

About 884,000 Russians came to Thailand last year, a 44 per cent drop from 1.6 million in 2014, according to Tourism Department figures.

“The number of tourists from Russia has declined but the figures are expected to increase in the future,” the minister said.

The sharp drop in tourists from Russia caused Thai Airways International to cease regular flights between Bangkok and Moscow as the national flag carrier dropped unprofitable routes under planned economic restructuring.

However, Thai Airways will relaunch the Moscow service on Dec 15, with four weekly services to the Russian capital, he added.

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
    Forget your password?

Kurt | 16 November 2016 - 14:34:00

Well Asterix, There are nice and well behaving Chinese and Russians too.
Point is the thai 'welcome' is many times not according what they expect as foreigner. 
Very different from how Singapore welcomes them in a more welcoming way.

Phuket International Airport is for them already not a 'welcome' with dysfunctional Immigration.
It can take 2 hours to get out of the arrival hall of Phuket airport according the international Consuls.
Than they get scammed/hustled  by transport mafia from Phuket airport to hotel.
Or risk their life in a unsafe bus over Patong Hill.
Were police not enforce the time zones that busses can travel over the hill.

The Phuket beaches are not accommodating the tourists, this is more regarding the Russians than the Chinese of course.

Unsafe plywood speedboats for the tourists, exploding or just sinking in calm water.

Before you travel Phuket, have a good sickness, accident and travel insurance. Great chance you will need it.

And stay away of the Phuket jet ski's. It can spoil your holidays.
The text with the photo: Surin beach is a popular destination with the Russian tourist!  
Well, not this season, Surin beach will shock them.
Looks like a war zone.

The Phuket News

Asterix | 16 November 2016 - 11:21:01

It would be better to increase charter flights from the whole Europe because too many Chineses and Russians at once will scare the other nationalities to come to Thailand.

The Phuket News
Matches 2 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Plans to make Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach ‘virgin’ an uphill battle, says Army

Bang Tao should be a beach can enjoy with sunbathing, umbrellas, and vendors....(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

So, after this tragedy and farcical display by Thai authorities, the end result is that families are devastated, lives are shattered, some palms are l...(Read More)


Phuket beach vendors given April 7 Laem Singh access deadline

Amazing Thailand, where illegal vendors have such an unbridled sense of entitlement, that they can petition the Army and local government to demand th...(Read More)


Phuket gunman in Patong tuk-tuk boss slaying hits ‘most wanted’ list

Just dont use them ( Tuk Tuk).As long they can get this kind of payment, they only need one trip a day to make 3 times the money as for one day constr...(Read More)


All car passengers now required to buckle up

Can I still carry people on the back of my pick up??? Horst...(Read More)


Phuket beach vendors given April 7 Laem Singh access deadline

If the access issue is just for the land (not the actual beach itself) why don't they just do what's done at Railay beach and run a regular lo...(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

Aussiebob, the only person saying the price of a life in thailand is $188.44 is you. I dont see the courts punishment deeming that in anyway. As the c...(Read More)


Phuket court hands suspended sentence to Aussie tourist Keating for jet-ski death

Any charges brought against the jet ski rental outfit for illegally renting a jet ski to someone with no license ? ...(Read More)


Phuket tour company, guide to face legal action over coral walking, guide legality

In my opinion, all Divemasters and dive Instructors working as professionals in the dive industry in Thailand should be registered with "TAT Regi...(Read More)


Phuket rain brings slew of motorbike accidents on wet roads

eagle; you're living in Thai dream land, in general all tourists from western society's go through stringent testing/ training and years of ex...(Read More)

The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.