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Eva Air to launch direct flights to Phuket

Eva Air to launch direct flights to Phuket

PHUKET: Eva Air, Tawian’s second-largest carrier, will start operating direct flights to Phuket next year, the airline announced yesterday (Nov 27).

By The Phuket News

Thursday 28 November 2019, 10:29AM

Eva Air will start direct flights from Taiwan to Phuket next year. Photo: WikiCommons

Eva Air will start direct flights from Taiwan to Phuket next year. Photo: WikiCommons

The move will make Eva Air the only airline to fly directly between Taiwan and the island, reported Taiwan News. (See story here.)

The new direct route will allow save at least six hours on transit stops out and back, said the airline.

Eva Air will offer three round-trip flights per week on the route starting April 2, with the outbound flights departing from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:05am and arriving at Phuket International Airport at 2:20pm, said the announcement.


The return flights will take off at 3:30pm and arrive at Taoyuan at 9pm.

The new route means that EVA Air will be operating flights to 13 destinations in Southeast Asia, offering a total of 145 flights per week, the announcement concluded.

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Christy Sweet | 04 December 2019 - 17:48:24

Dear Brits, If you want to spell whining as whinging, you're gonna need to put an h with that g to make it silent - whinghing. 

Kurt | 04 December 2019 - 12:42:26

Gerry, you made me laugh about your ...until the final outcome... remark.   That can take looooong time . 
 Examples enough here. Red Bull Boy, Phoenix, to many affairs to name here. All the time the 'veils of hiding' are pulled down.

Kurt | 04 December 2019 - 09:54:26

I was not talking about illegal Burmese immigrants. These people can be very well legal in Thailand. I wrote about Burmese in Thailand, illegal hired for work by thai employers, and simply exploited.

GerryT81 | 04 December 2019 - 00:30:12

...published how much everyone will get finally.Better to stop whinging until you know the final outcome.It's about time to take off your blinkers. 

GerryT81 | 04 December 2019 - 00:24:12

Kurt,please name me one country where they treat or pay illegal immigrants the same way as locals.Name me one country where employers hire illegal immigrants officially Btw,on an article published here it says that every!!family  of the deceased will receive 700.000.-  from the PSSO.Insurance companies won't pay of course the same amount for them as for legal workers.So far it's nowhere pu...

Pascale | 03 December 2019 - 19:21:23

Actually that you feel sorry for illegal working Burmese and that you would like to see that illegal working Thai's get punished in Taiwan/Korea clearly shows your biased thinking.How do you know that Thai's are not  badly treated there too? All your sayings confirm again what I know for a long time.You are a pitiful hater.Period!!

Pascale | 03 December 2019 - 19:10:22

"No derailing/attention deviation" K,it is you who jumps from one topic to another.Original article is about direct Eva Air flights to Phuket.And you start talking about visas for Taiwanese.Next jump to illegal Thai's in Korea /Taiwan and finally to Illegal/legal Burmese worker in Thailand and their treatment by Thais.Crazy !

Kurt | 03 December 2019 - 10:40:52

And Pascale, don't you find it 'negative' that families of Burmese workers dying at thai construction sites receive very much lesser 'compensation' ? The word 'compensation' only shows already heartless thinking.  How can they compensate a lost life? Pascale, stick to Thailand 2019, no need to go back abroad to the last century 30-ties. No derailing/attention deviation ...

Kurt | 03 December 2019 - 10:32:58

@ Pascale. Yes, I care about illegal working Burmese in Thailand. I actually pity them. They are working illegal because thai employers hire them illegal, treat them inhumane ( golf plate shacks, transport like cattle on lorries, pay them less than minimum salary, unsafe working conditions).  The Phuket construction collapse sites are telling everything.

Pascale | 02 December 2019 - 14:48:09

And K,I don't care about Thai's working illegally in Taiwan/Korea,but as you do I wonder why you never care about Burmese working illegally in Thailand.You are  obsessed in a negative way about Thailand/Thais.Your negative tirades reminds me of a specific party/country in the 30's being obsessed with a specific race.

Pascale | 02 December 2019 - 14:39:24

K, I don't know and I don't care why they changed visa requirements for people from Taiwan.You are the one who like to assume on everything.Ask those who did it.And you seeing ghosts if you think it would have something to do with Eva-Air flying to Phuket now.They fly already long time to BKK.

Kurt | 01 December 2019 - 22:33:52

Just analytical, khun Pascale, just analytical. No hate. Visa matters are not internal stuff. Be so good to come with explaining why out of the blue Taiwanese tourist get visa bullied. They are not communist tourists from main china. Is it to discourage EvaAir? And why these countries should not become tougher on the thousands of illegal thai in their countries?

Pascale | 01 December 2019 - 17:08:44

Two completely off topic anger filled comments from the solo entertainer and hater.Sticking his nose in internal visa matters from other countries with his advise how to treat Thais.A pitiful soul ( to put  it mildly).

Kurt | 30 November 2019 - 16:33:15

Time for Korea and Taiwan to install reciprocity immigration rules, justified by the thousands of  illegal thai in these countries and stealing jobs there. Let Thai pay a guarantee amount of money at arrival in Korea and Taiwan, a sort of bail, paid back to them when they not violate their visa stay. Quite fair. Right? Overstay? Confiscation of the 'bail' + a 50,000 thb fine. 

Kurt | 30 November 2019 - 16:10:14

Thai Government reacted very quick. Red just now in BangkokPost that Taiwanese visitors face extra thai visa requirements, starting next month. Private bank details to prove they can cover travel expenses. Why only Taiwanese tourists?

Kurt | 30 November 2019 - 11:01:02

Why THAI never did grip the good opportunity on this route? Sleeping management or clever  foreseeing that Phuket soon has no water?


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