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PHUKET: Now that One-Two-Go and Nok Air have stopped flying to Phuket, many tourists are unable to find flights to our southern isle.

Angry Finnish tourist Arto Tiitinen called from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok this morning to inform the Gazette that many other irate Phuket-bound tourists were awaiting standby flights.

“I’m surprised that there are not extra flights; now my family must holiday elsewhere. I have no problem with money, it’s just that there aren’t any tickets to Phuket available for now at any price,” he said.

The Gazette checked the Air Asia website, which showed that airline’s flights to Phuket fully booked until Tuesday.

According to the THAI Airways website as of this morning, the soonest flight available to Phuket is on Tuesday, for 5,495 baht.

Those wanting a cheaper flight to Phuket will have to wait until Thursday, when off-peak flights cost 4,840 baht per person.

Those wishing to be guaranteed seating or lower prices are advised to book well in advance.

As for Mr Tiitinen, “Maybe I’ll take my family to Chiang Mai on holiday instead,” he said.

 

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