Thai Airways will stop flying from Moscow to Bangkok from June 1
Thai national carrier Thai Airways published an official announcement on the cancelation of the summer flight program from Moscow to Bangkok. The restriction will come into effect on June 1, 2020.
The airline noted that flights will be suspended "until further notice." The carrier promises customers to return the full cost of services.
The airline does not name the reasons of its decision. Experts believe that the cancellation of the flights is connected with a combination of several factors. First of all, this is the economic condition of the carrier. At the end of last year, the information has appeared on the market that Thai Airways was preparing for bankruptcy. Due to funding problems, it was planned to reduce part of low-margin routes. The Moscow rout belongs (at least in the summer season) to traditionally low one.
Probably, the airline will transfer the released airplanes in the other markets which are in the focus of interest of Chinese tourists. Experts think that the forcedly stopped demand for travel in connection with the coronavirus in China will be replaced by a surge. Already now, booking tickets and tours in the country significantly exceeds expectations.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.