Russian tourists have a more budgetary opportunity to get to popular winter resorts in Thailand, in particular, to Pattaya via Addis Ababa and further via Bangkok. Ethiopian Airlines has announced the start of sales of air tickets for flights from Moscow to Bangkok via Addis Ababa at updated fares. According to ATOR, the average cost of a ticket is from 70.5 thousand per person one way, which is noticeably cheaper than it has been so far. At the same time, tour operators are already actively negotiating blocks of seats for this flight.
N.B. Earlier, Turprom wrote that tourists began to change priorities in Thailand – read the details here.
Ethiopian Airlines has added a new route especially for Russian tourists and announced the start of ticket sales for flights from Moscow to Bangkok. Tariffs have been adjusted downwards. You can fly with Ethiopian Airlines from Moscow to Bangkok for only 70.5 thousand rubles. per person on both sides. For comparison, one of the main alternative carriers – Emirates from Moscow to Bangkok with a connection in Dubai – from 108 thousand rubles. per person on both sides. Travel time – 19 hours 45 minutes. Gulf Air via Bahrain in the first half of October, you can go for 105 thousand rubles. per person on both sides. Travel time – 20 hours.
At the same time, experts note that the flight with Ethiopian Airlines has a drawback – the connection in Addis Ababa takes more than 11 hours. At this time, tourists were offered the STOPOVER service on the way there and back. The program includes a hotel in Addis Ababa on a full board basis (with three meals a day) and a transfer. Tour operators note that a similar program in Doha for flights to Thailand via Qatar is in demand – so this service may also be in demand.
Recall that the Russian Aeroflot also planned flights to Thailand, but the tariffs of the Russian national carrier – so far only in Phuket – are also quite high. On November 1, the price of a ticket soared over 109.1 thousand rubles. per person one way. This is almost three times more expensive than the Ethiopian alternative.
At the same time, travel market experts assured ATOR that tours on Ethiopian Airlines will soon be presented. So far, the routes are mostly lined up with Emirates or flydubai. A tour to Pattaya costs from 208 to 230 thousand rubles. for two for 7 nights in a 3* hotel. On alternative transportation, the tour can cost about 155 thousand rubles. for two.
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