Koh Samui welcomes inaugural flight from Chengdu, China

On Sunday, Koh Samui Airport in Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, welcomed a flight from Chengdu in China for the primary time in over three years.
Interesting landed in Koh Samui at 5.40pm with 130 Chinese tourists on board.
Samui Airport held a particular welcome ceremony for the inaugural flight through the use of hearth engines to spray water over the plane in an arch shape as it taxied down the runway, which is permitted according to worldwide requirements.
All the tourists were bestowed with a garland and other souvenirs by the officials attending the occasion, together with the Deputy Governor of Surat Thani province Nantawat Charoenwan, Senior Deputy District Chief of Koh Samui Suthipong Thongruang, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Koh Samui Office Kanokkittika Kritwuttihorn, President of the Koh Samui Tourism Promotion Association Ratchaporn Poolsawat and Director of Samui Airport Nutchayathorn Natsudanitwipha.
Sunday was the first time Samui Airport welcomed a Chengdu Airlines flight for the explanation that airline suspended the service on February four, 2020 – greater than three years ago – because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
An Airbus A319 will service the direct Chengu – Koh Samui route as soon as per week on a Sunday, with a capacity of 140 passengers.
Chengdu Airlines plans to extend the frequency of the route to three occasions per week in May 2023 if demand is high.
In 2019, previous to the pandemic, 308,303 Chinese tourists visited Koh Samui producing 14 billion baht for the island’s economic system, based on DailyNews. So the return of Chinese vacationers to Samui is expected to spice up the island’s broken economic system considerably.
Since China opened up its borders in January, airlines are frequently scrambling for slots to accommodate new or resumed routes to numerous Chinese places.
Thailand’s flag service Thai Airways lately expanded into five Chinese cities, flying from Bangkok to Kunming, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, and Beijing.
Five airlines launched direct flights connecting Phuket to Shanghai, Nanjing, and Chengdu lately together with Spring Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Sichuan Airlines.
Hainan Airlines just lately resumed services between Bangkok and Hainin, “The Hawaii of China.”
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) authorised 970 flights from China to land in the kingdom this month alone, in accordance with CAAT president Suttipong Kongpool..

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