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Daily direct flights from Russia to U-Tapao airport begin this weekend


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For the first time since before the Covid-19 pandemic flights directly from Moscow to U-Tapao airport near Pattaya resume Saturday, November 26th.

 

According to Pattaya mayor Poramese Ngampiches, this is welcomed by authorities and should see significant increases in Russian tourists locally. The relaunch of local direct flights from Russia will be spearheaded by flight ZF2847 arriving at U-Tapao this weekend.

 

Russian tourists have taken over as the number one tourist in Phuket, according to authorities there, driven by direct daily flights. Pattaya has seen many more Russian visitors in the past few weeks but Indian tourists continue to be number one locally.

 

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From a selfish point of view, it's been great to have fewer foreign tourists in and around Pattaya for the past couple of years. Those Pegas tour buses were a proper PITA.

But, one has to feel happy for the many businesses (big and small) that invested in tourism attractions only to suddenly lose most of their customers, through no fault of their own.

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6 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

From a selfish point of view, it's been great to have fewer foreign tourists in and around Pattaya for the past couple of years. Those Pegas tour buses were a proper PITA.

But, one has to feel happy for the many businesses (big and small) that invested in tourism attractions only to suddenly lose most of their customers, through no fault of their own.

I was irritated by one of those huge coaches turning into 3rd off Klang only yesterday.. they are too big for most of the roads. I noticed this one was just plain white and no markings whatsoever... have all the old Pegus coaches been  taken off the parking by the Railway Line Bypass Rd, been given a lick of paint and put to other duties?

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How do they spend if their credit cards don't work? Are they all carrying cash ?  Don't tell me the Russians also run Zero Cash tours.

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48 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Probably better than many Ukraine Cities without power and missiles raining down!

Well thought and they have plenty of gas to heat.

 

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I don't think these are daily flights.

 

Novosibirsk is 2X weekly, SA WE. Operated with a B757.

 

Not sure about Krasnoyarsk, can't find any future schedule other than today's flight. Could be a 1X weekly, operated with a B767.

 

 

So maybe not a "significant increase" in Russian tourists?

 

There are some flights from SVO, but not dailies AFAIK. 3X/4X weekly. B777.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, engamann said:

Thailand one of few countrys that still have visa free entery for Russia , in rest of the world them are not welcome , as normal money number one in Thailand.

Are you sure?

It might be difficult to find up-to-date information but not all of the world has joined the European sanctions.

Some are more than eager to buy their oil and gas. Saudis buy cheap Russian oil for their own consumption and sell the Saudi oil for high prices at the world market.

Just one example. India very high on the list of countries increasing business with Russia.

China anyway. Turkey...

 

Some countries are impractical to reach due to airspace ban in Europe/US.

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2 minutes ago, bamnutsak said:

I don't think these are daily flights.

Sure not daily. Weekly I guess. Arrive and depart Saturday for the usual swap in the hotels.

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Looking forward to the can of worms come departure time as BJ tours the country in the smart car tracking down the inevitable overstayers. plus their cards and Rubles hopefully will be a massive problem for them happy days🤔  

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Many of them will be young men fleeing conscription.  Bad news for ex-pat retirees who have been strutting their stuff, Travolta-like, for years.

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Russian tourists have taken over as the number one tourist in Phuket, according to authorities there, driven by direct daily flights. Pattaya has seen many more Russian visitors in the past few weeks but Indian tourists continue to be number one locally.

Of course it's because of border controls being dropped and the many Thai temptations.

Better than being on the front line with winter coming.

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