Flights to Phuket from Kazakhstan hub Almaty resume today

Today marked the return of Air Astana flights to Phuket from Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, as one hundred sixty five travellers arrived on a aircraft this morning. The flight marks a resumption of travel from the former Soviet Union republic and the current 9th largest nation on the planet by space.
Air Astana plans to proceed and ramp up the route with as a lot as 4 flights per week to and from Phuket in November. The inaugural flight was met by the director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket office, greeting and welcoming the a hundred sixty five passengers as they exited the plane.
Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997 when it was moved to Astana, which was then renamed in 2019 to Nur-Sultan. Almaty stays the business and cultural capital of the country although, with 2 million people residing there.
Thailand regards the Central Asian country as an expanding new market to advertise Phuket and Thai tourism and the TAT Phuket listing called the flight “a nice alternative for Phuket to welcome this group of vacationers.” The governor of Almaty had visited Phuket just earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic and declared that 60,000 to 70,000 Kazakhs go to Phuket yearly.
Copy left Almaty at 25 minutes previous midnight and arrived at Phuket International Airport at eight:12 am. One VIP passenger on the relaunching flight was the Vice-President of Corporate Communications of Air Astana who travelled to Phuket to discuss tourism with Thai officers in hopes of bringing more flights and tours to the island.
The TAT says that there are still 6 different airways waiting to renew international flights to Phuket in November, but specific airways and nations weren’t mentioned..

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