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.
Forgotten landed in Koh Samui at 5.40pm with 130 Chinese tourists on board.
Samui Airport held a particular welcome ceremony for the inaugural flight by using fire engines to spray water over the plane in an arch shape because it taxied down the runway, which is permitted according to worldwide standards.
Unconditional have been bestowed with a garland and different souvenirs by the officers attending the event, 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 once per week on a Sunday, with a capacity of one hundred forty passengers.
Chengdu Airlines plans to extend the frequency of the route to 3 instances per week in May 2023 if demand is high.
In 2019, prior to the pandemic, 308,303 Chinese tourists visited Koh Samui generating 14 billion baht for the island’s economic system, in accordance with DailyNews. So the return of Chinese tourists to Samui is expected to spice up the island’s broken economic system considerably.
Since China opened up its borders in January, airways are continually scrambling for slots to accommodate new or resumed routes to numerous Chinese areas.
Thailand’s flag carrier Thai Airways recently expanded into five Chinese cities, flying from Bangkok to Kunming, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, and Beijing.
Five airways launched direct flights connecting Phuket to Shanghai, Nanjing, and Chengdu lately including Spring Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Sichuan Airlines.
Hainan Airlines recently resumed companies between Bangkok and Hainin, “The Hawaii of China.”
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) authorised 970 flights from China to land within the kingdom this month alone, in accordance with CAAT president Suttipong Kongpool..

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