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Tui Nordic Introduces Charter Flights To Surat Thani

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TUI Nordic Introduces Charter Flights to Surat Thani

Two new charter flight routes directly linking Surat Thani with Stockholm and Helsinki in the next high tourist season later this year are expected to boost up Nordic tourists to 85.71%.

By Rapeepat Jumnongjit

TUI Nordic, one of the leading tour operators in Europe will be operating two new charter flight routes to Surat Thani during the upcoming 2007-8 winter schedule, from October 2007 through March 2008.

These will be the Stockholm-Surat Thani-Stockholm and the Helsinki-Surat Thani-Helsinki charter flights. The routes will be served by Boeing 757 aircraft with a capacity for 235 passengers per flight.

The tour operator will also be introducing a 14-day Surat Thai leisure travel/holiday package offering travelers various options featuring the islands of Koh Samui, Phang-ngan and Koh Tao, combined with a range of one-to-five star accommodation.

With the new introduction of the package offered in conjunction with its 2007-8 Winter Schedule charter flights, TUI Nordic estimates that the number of visitor arrivals from Nordic countries to Thailand is expected to increase to 130,000 visitors, representing a phenomenal increase of 85.71 per cent from the previous total of 70,000 persons.

The 2006-7 winter seasons, which typically runs from October 2005 to March 2006, reflects a significant growth in market demand for travel to Thailand. In response to increased demand, TUI Nordic has extended the travel period for 2007 by a month. The 2007-2008 Winter seasons will now run from October 2007 through to April 2008.

TUI Nordic will also be operating additional flights serviced by 747-400 aircraft on the special routes and days in April which expect to generate 1,746 additional visitors to Thailand.

TUI Nordic represents these travel agents in Scandinavia; Fritidsresor (Sweden), Finnmatkat (Finland) and Star Tour for Norway and Denmark.

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