Direct flight between Istanbul and Phuket reopens

A direct flight into Phuket operated by Turkish Airlines has just reopened. The first flight of this renewed Istanbul to Phuket route landed on Saturday, according to the Phuket News. This is the primary flight directly from Istanbul Airport, traditionally a serious travel hub, because the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown disrupted worldwide air travel.
The Turkish Airlines flight landed in Phuket on Saturday with 168 overseas guests. Phuket News stories that airline staff had been ready in the terminal to welcome the tourists again to the island eventually. Right now Turkish Airlines is maintaining 2 flights per week between Istanbul and Phuket, and is planning on increasing that quantity to 7 flights per week by next month. The airline can be working 9 flights a week from Istanbul to Bangkok.
Comprehensive of Thailand reported that over 2,000 foreigners arrived in Phuket on Saturday, from 12 totally different airlines. Those that host direct flights into Phuket now are Thai Airways, Aeroflot, Air Astana, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Finnair, Qatar Airways, El Al, Scoot, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and S7 Airlines.
The Tourism Authority added that the majority of arrivals are coming in via the ‘Test and Go’ scheme, versus the previous Phuket Sandbox. A whole of 16,659 arrived under Test and Go, whereas only 8,413 arrived for the Sandbox..

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