The volume of transportation to Thailand has increased
Tour operators plan to increase their flight programs to Thailand. Almost all leading tour operators declared that their volumes are higher than in the winter season last year. PEGAS Touristik plans to fly to Bangkok from 33 cities of Russia (last year - from 21 cities), from Moscow - 4 times a week. The departures to Phuket will be from 38 cities of Russia (last season - from 25 cities), from Moscow - daily. The frequency of flights to Bangkok and Phuket in the winter season has traditionally increased against the summer season up to 2-3 times a week. The duration of tours are offered from 3 till 28 nights. The flights of Nordwind and Pegas Fly airlines are carried out by A 330-200 and B 777-200. Also the part of the tour operator's tourists will fly by Royal Flight airline with tourists from Coral Travel operator. Coral Travel’s flight program to Thailand is also expanded against the last year. In the winter season 2018/2019 the flights to Bangkok, Phuket and Utapao will be carried out from 28 cities of Russia, including Moscow (last year - from 25 cities). Departures from Moscow are daily, from most regions - 1 time per 11-12 days. ANEX Tour’s flight program by the wings of AZUR air also grew in volume. It will be carried out from 19 cities of departure on the direction to Phuket and from 20 cities - on the direction to Pattaya (last year - from 14 cities in all directions of Thailand). The own flight program of Biblio-Globus tour operator to Thailand remained on the level of the last year and will be performed by the wings of Rossia airline (Boeing-747 with seats of business class) from Moscow on the directions Moscow-Phuket and Moscow-Bangkok. The flights to Phuket will be carried out 5 days a week from October till March (except Monday and Thursday), to Bangkok - twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the winter period. TUI Russia's flight program to Thailand this year is based both on charter and on regular transportation. So, the operator plans to fly to Phuket by charters of iFly airline from 17.10.2018 till 11.05.2019 (the flights will be performed 2 times a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays). The tours to Pattaya, Bangkok, Samui are based on regular flights. In addition, tours will be offered not only from Moscow, but also from St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, Samara, Kazan, Mineralnye Vody, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Voronezh and Vladivostok. Intourist tour operator took the seats blocks on S7 airplanes from Novosibirsk to Bangkok (2 times a week) and Singapore Airlines from Moscow (once a week). Tour operators PAC Group, ICS Travel Group and KMP Group offer tours to various regions of Thailand on the basis of direct flights of Thai Airways, Aeroflot and also on the basis of connecting flights - for example, Emirates or Qatar Airways. The PAX tour operator has increased the frequency of regular transportation by Aeroflot to Bangkok and Phuket, for the New Year's dates the tour operator offers guaranteed groups on Thai Airways flights.
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.