PHUKET: MyTravel Airways, based at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark, is to resume direct flights from Scandinavia to Phuket International Airport on February 3, bringing about 1,000 people a week to Phuket and Krabi.
Torben Andersen, the airline’s Head of Information and PR, told the Gazette that the first resumed flight will leave Oslo, Norway, on February 3, with another departing from Stockholm on February 6, and a third from Göteborg – also known as Gothenburg – in Sweden, on February 8.
All flights will use Airbus 330s, each bringing between 360 and 405 passengers.
“This schedule will continue throughout the rest of the northern hemisphere winter, bringing around 1,000 tourists to Phuket and Krabi each week,” Mr Andersen said.
He explained, “Before Christmas, we had six aircraft flying direct from Scandinavia to Phuket every week, and last season we carried around 70,000 Scandinavians to Phuket.
“We are providing flights for our own tour operators – Ving, Always, Saga, Tjaereborg and Spies. The tourists will stay in Krabi, Kata, Karon, Surin Beach and Kamala. We have our own resorts, such as the Jiva Resort and Spa in Kata, and the Surin Beach Resort in Surin.”
Mr Andersen added that Danish tourists will be arriving from February 1, when Britannia Airways resumes its services to Phuket, using a Boeing 767.
“We look forward to meeting our many friends on the beautiful island of Phuket, and we wish you all the best for the future,” he said.
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