Surat Thani Welcomes First Flight from Kazakhstan

Surat Thani –

The first direct flight from Kazakhstan arrived at the Surat Thani International Airport on Friday (May 31st). Surat Thani is home to Samui and Pha Ngan Island.

The Surat Thani Vice Governor Mr. Nantawat Jaroenwan and the Surat Thani International Airport Director Mr. Suksawat Sukwanno presented themselves at the airport. They welcomed tourists on the first flight from Scat Airlines which is the direct flight from Almaty.

The flight arrived with 212 passengers. The airline is providing direct flights from May to September every ten days this year which will be in total 13 flights.

The Airport Director Mr. Suksawat said from the beginning of this year until April 29th, there are in total 95,463 Kazakhstani tourists who visited Thailand. Most of them were ‘First Visit’ tourists in families with tour groups. They spend 75,080 Baht per trip per person on average. Thailand is expecting 220,000 Kazakhstani tourists this year.

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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.