Press Release: Phuket’s skies get busy with the launch of the Phuket Sandbox

The following is a press release from The Tourism Authority of Thailand. The statements within are their own.

Bangkok, 01 July, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to report that right from the very first day of Phuket’s much anticipated tourism reopening on 1 July, 2021, under the Phuket Sandbox programme, major airlines will be linking the Thai island to cities like London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore.

Flights over the first four days of the reopening, from 1-4 July, are scheduled as follows:

On Thursday, 1 July, four different carriers will be touching down at Phuket International Airport on direct flights throughout the day: Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi; Qatar Airways from Doha; EL AL Israel Airlines from Tel Aviv; and Singapore Airlines from Singapore.

The next day, Friday, 2 July, will see the arrival of a direct Emirates service from Dubai.

On Saturday, 3 July, there will be three Thai Airways International (THAI) direct flights arriving from Copenhagen, Paris, and Frankfurt.

These three THAI flights will then continue onto Bangkok, as will another two THAI flights scheduled for Sunday, 4 July, direct to Phuket from London and Zurich.

Read more on “General Information – Phuket Sandbox”.

National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.