Tourists from Belgorod have lost direct flights to Thailand
In the upcoming winter season, Belgorod residents will not be able to fly from their city to the resorts of Thailand. Coral Travel tour operator canceled the flight program, which was carried out from the region last year. As a result, the range of travel agencies in Belgorod has actually no winter destinations.
“From ANEX Tour there are only the resorts in the UAE, but we have few tourists who can afford such expensive destination. Previously, tour operators offered also sightseeing tours to Istanbul, but this year such tours are not in assortment. Now, in winter there is nothing to offer tourists,” Nika travel agency reported.
According to the director of Great Travels Agency, Inna Polevnichy, the residents of neighboring cities of Kursk and Voronezh, who actively used Coral Travel flights to Thailand, also suffered. Tourists are not ready to go to Moscow - train tickets in winter cost about 10 thousand Rubles (137 Euros) per family. “The situation is a little brightened by the fact that Pegas Touristik launched charters from Voronezh to Phuket (with a change in Moscow before the New Year and after holidays with direct flight). It’s 230 km to Voronezh from us, and Voronezh Airport arranges an inexpensive transfer from Belgorod for international flights,” said the expert.
As explained Marina Makarkova, the PR director of Coral Travel, the total number of flights to Thailand remained at last year's level - instead of Belgorod, the flights from Arkhangelsk appeared in the schedule.
Pegas Touristik also reduced the number of flights to Thailand - from 33 cities of departure to 29 cities this year. The rest of the Thai players still retain their last year volumes. Biblio-Globus reported that the program has not changed: as before, there are five flights a week from Moscow to Phuket and twice a week to Pattaya. All flights are on the boards of Rossia Airlines. ANEX Tour, where the situation is similar, added that on some routes the airplanes were replaced by bigger ones - for example, Boeing 777 with a business class will fly from Moscow to Thailand.