Aeroflot adds 14 extra weekly Russian flights to Phuket

Less than two weeks after Russian airlines made their triumphant return to Phuket, Aeroflot has announced an increase in direct flights to the island. The flagship airline of Russia announced yesterday that it will be adding 14 new flights a week from Russia to Phuket.
The actual start date of these new flights has not yet been confirmed, but the growth will embrace adding a 3rd every day flight from Moscow to Phuket, adding to the 14 flights every week already scheduled between the two cities. Aeroflot will also add twice-weekly flights from Russia’s third-largest city Novosibirsk as nicely as from the far-east port city of Vladivostock. The airline may even add three flights a week from Siberia’s second-largest city, Krasnoyarsk, serving the over a million folks dwelling there.
In less than in Phuket posted on social media yesterday to announce the new slate of flights, based on The Phuket News. They said that the flights will launch sometime this month, however no actual dates have been revealed.
“Aeroflot airline is increasing the quantity of normal passenger flights to Phuket as a half of its winter schedule. This month, the provider is planning to expand its flight program, including [new flights] from Russian regions.”
The new flights will be a part of the present schedule of flights from Russia, launched at the beginning of the month. Ikar Airlines flies from Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow to Phuket on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday each week, along with Aeroflot’s every day flights. Siberia Airlines flies on Thursdays from Irkutsk in Siberia and on Mondays from Vladivostok and Novosibirsk.
The improve in flights has opened the floodgates of Russians pouring back into Phuket, rapidly overtaking Indian tourists that were the main demographic. Between May and September, Russian tourist arrivals averaged about 3,200 to 4,200 per month. Last month that number ballooned to 23,089.
So far this month, Russia has dwarfed different demographics arriving in Phuket. Russians doubled the number of arrivals coming from India, the second largest demographic, and greater than tripled the third biggest demographic, Australia. Little-known accounted for a quarter of the entire 83,428 international arrivals to the island. The high ten international locations with passengers travelling to Phuket are as follows::

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