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THAI Airways to start European flights to Phuket in July

THAI Airways to start European flights to Phuket in July

PHUKET: THAI Airways International will start direct flights from five European cities to Phuket in July in line with a plan to reopen the island for tourists.

By Bangkok Post

Sunday 6 June 2021, 06:42PM

THAI Airways airplane at Copenhagen airport. Photo: Aero Icarus  / Wikimedia Commons

THAI Airways airplane at Copenhagen airport. Photo: Aero Icarus / Wikimedia Commons

The airline said on its Facebook page the carrier will introduce direct flights from Zurich, Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and London to Phuket from July 2, Bangkok Post reports.

The timing was in sync with the government’s confirmed decision on Friday (June 4) to reopen Phuket for international tourists on July 1 on condition that they are fully vaccinated and stay on the island for 14 days before travelling to other locations in the country.

THAI will also reportedly begin flights from Hong Kong to Phuket, also on July 2, to draw Hong Kong tourists to the island.

Qatar Airways has announced four weekly flights from Doha to Phuket beginning on July 1. The Gulf state airline already operates 12 flights a week between the Qatari and Thai capitals.

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Kurt | 08 June 2021 - 17:19:17

Any single Thai Baht you have to pay more for a THAI flight ticket than for same flight with EVA Air, SIA, Pacific Airways, will keep proposed passengers away from THAI Air. Quite simple. In over staffed THAI water head management team is no one who understands 'marketing'. That is why THAI is in her present position with her old outdates planes and sloppy crews. NO one cares in THAI.

stupot1952 | 08 June 2021 - 14:37:08

Don't think people will pay the crazy prices with thai air at £855

ematt | 07 June 2021 - 19:12:11

Agogo, I agree. We’re all sick of it. Like a broken record. 

agogohome | 07 June 2021 - 13:54:44

@Kurt. Please go away and post your lack of knowledge elsewhere. Your hatred for anything Thai, is becoming tiresome. 

Christy Sweet | 07 June 2021 - 13:16:03

All those planes will need new tires, having been flattened from inactivity. Watch as they disintegrate upon landing on budget airlines that skimp on safety. 

Kurt | 07 June 2021 - 09:06:58

That are just 'test flights', to see or aircrafts keep hanging in the air after staying such a long time not used on airport tarmac.  :-)


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