Russians still attracted by the beaches of Thailand or Sri Lanka

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Russian customers are appreciated in several countries in Asia. The stays of these tourists are generally long. There are surely many reasons between fleeing the war and taking advantage of services currently unavailable in the country.

Aeroflot has confirmed plans to increase the number of flights from Russia to Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand

In total, the airline will operate up to 27 weekly flights to the two Thai cities during the autumn/winter season.

From September 29, the frequency of flights to Phuket will increase from 5 to 7 weekly flights, and up to 17 weekly flights from October 29, 2023.

Three daily flights from Moscow will be operated on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, while on other days Aeroflot will operate two daily flights.

From September 30, the frequency of flights to Bangkok will increase from 4 to 7 flights per week, and up to 10 connections per week from November 1, 2023.

Daily double flights from Moscow will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with daily service available on other days.

Aeroflot is also increasing the number of direct flights to Phuket from different regions of Russia

In October, the airline will resume flights to the popular Thai beach destination from Vladivostok and Krasnoyarsk, on October 4 and 6, 2023, respectively.

Aeroflot has also decided to extend its Phuket flight schedule from Novosibirsk and Khabarovsk.

In total, Aeroflot will operate two weekly flights to Phuket from Novosibirsk, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok and Krasnoyarsk.

Aeroflot launched regular flights to Bangkok from Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk in July, as well as to Phuket from Novosibirsk and Khabarovsk.

Aeroflot would have carried 20.5 million passengers in 2022 and 40.7 million passengers under the name of the Aeroflot group including its subsidiaries Rossiya and Pobeda Airlines.

Russian tourists in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka marked a milestone on July 17, 2023, by welcoming over 100,000 tourist arrivals from Russia via 314 direct flights to Bandaranaike International Airport.

Since October 10, 2022, a total of 100,298 Russian tourists have been brought to Sri Lanka via direct flights operated by Russian national carrier Aeroflot as well as Azur Air and Redwings charter flights.

Russia ranks second among Sri Lanka’s tourism source markets with 112,993 tourists, accounting for 17% of the total travelers arriving in the country so far, underscoring the growing interest in the country among Russian travelers.

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