THAI starts 5 direct flights from Europe to Phuket to support Sandbox scheme


THAI Airways International (THAI) has launched five direct weekly flights from Europe to Phuket during July to September 2021 to support the Sandbox tourism scheme with the first one, TG 923 Frankfurt-Phuket flight, having safely landed this morning (July 3), Thai Rath newspaper said.

On hand to receive the passengers were Mr. Non Klinta, the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer, and other officials. 

Non said the national airline is supporting the government’s policy to reopen the holiday island to vaccinated foreign tourists under its quarantine-free scheme.

The five flights from July to September 2021 include once a week flights from  Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Paris every Friday and similarly London and Zurich every Saturday.

More direct flights from Europe will be added this winter to support a buildup of tourism on the island.

Today’s first direct flight from Europe flying in from Frankfurt landed at 7.10 a.m. This was to be followed by TG 953 Copenhagen-Phuket and TG 933 Paris-Phuket flights.

Coming tomorrow are TG 917 London-Phuket and TG 973 Zurich-Phuket flights.

These five flights are bringing in altogether 300 passengers.

THAI’s direct Europe to Phuket service has attracted a lot of attention from tourists with approximately 1,300 having made advance bookings for this month.


Top: THAI jetliner at Phuket airport after flying in tourists from Frankfurt.

Home Page: A tourist going through Phuket airport after landing safely. Photos: Thai Rath


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