Bangkok, 09 January, 2023 – Three Thai ministers jointly welcomed the first group of Chinese tourists, arriving at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on momentous day after China relaxes its travel rules post pandemic.
Present at the airport welcome ceremony were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, H.E. Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Minister of Transport, H.E. Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, and Minister of Tourism and Sports, H.E. Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. They were joined by officials and figures from public and private organisations.
The airport welcome ceremony was arranged for Xiamen Airlines Flight MF833 from Xiamen, China carrying 269 passengers landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 12.19 Hrs.
Throughout today (9 January), there will be a total of 15 flights from China, carrying 3,465 passengers in total.
The Airports of Thailand (AOT) expects some 7-10 million travellers from China to travel through all its airports throughout 2023. Prior to COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, AOT airports saw about 20.5 million Chinese tourists.