Phuket Welcomes First Direct Chinese Flight of Tourists in Almost Three Years


In total 182 Chinese tourists arrived at the Phuket International Airport on Wednesday (January 18th), 2023.

The first group of Chinese tourists landed at the airport at 6:30 P.M. in a direct flight from Spring Airlines from Shanghai to Phuket.

They were warmly welcomed and led by the director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office Ms. Nanthasiri Ronnasiri and relevant officials.

They received souvenirs from the airport. Welcome to Phuket from the Phuket Express

Phuket businesses are excited and ready to welcome Chinese tourists.

More Direct flights from China are scheduled to arrive in Phuket this month with about 500 passengers.

Meanwhile last week on January 9th, 2023. 269 Chinese tourists from Xiamen in China have landed at Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.