THAI To Fly Foreign Tourists To Phuket Following Government Policy

27 August 2020

In order to boost national tourism industry, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) will operate chartered flights to Phuket from six destinations: Denmark, Germany, England, Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong. THAI also plans to fly tourists from the People’s Republic of China to Phuket.

Mr. Chansin Treenuchagron, THAI Acting President, said that in response to the Government’s policy to boost and recover domestic tourism after the COVID-19 outbreak, THAI has prepared to operate chartered flights on six international destinations (Denmark, Germany, England, Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong) to Phuket for twice a month or more on each route based on passengers’ travel demands. THAI expects to launch these flights around late November 2020 with the People’s Republic of China as the planned destination.

THAI will provide services with health safety of passengers and employees as its top priority. Physical Distancing is applied in every aspect of service provision: check-in, passenger boarding, seat arrangement, inflight box meals to avoid physical contact, and disembarkation. The cabin crew were required to wear protective suits, medical masks, and gloves while providing services and observed passengers with possible symptoms. Cabin rooms and cockpits were also sterilized and deep cleaned. THAI was the first carrier to receive the Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration (SHA) Logo, the partnership of the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and private sectors to develop the Thai tourism industry by combining public health safety measures with hospitality service standards to ensure favorable travel experience and hygienic safety.

In addition, Royal Orchid Holidays (ROH) has prepared accommodations for tourists such as Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, which passed the alternative state quarantine evaluation by the Public Health and Defense Ministries.

Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) members may redeem miles for award tickets in this campaign at the rate assigned by THAI.