Hundreds of stranded Russians fly home from Phuket

Hundreds of stranded Russians fly home from Phuket

Phuket airport staff stand in line to bid farewell to 235 Russian tourists who left Thailand on a special flight on Monday evening. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)
Phuket airport staff stand in line to bid farewell to 235 Russian tourists who left Thailand on a special flight on Monday evening. (Photo: Achadtaya Chuenniran)

PHUKET: A total of 235 Russian tourists who were stranded in this island province by the coronavirus lockdown left for home on a special flight on Monday evening.

They were bid farewell at Phuket international airport by Thani Chuangchu, the airport director, airport staff and immigration police, who stood in a line holding signs forming the message in Russian "До скорой встречи!", which means "See you soon!".

They departed at 5.30pm on Rossiya Airlines Flight FV 6690, a special flight arranged for them with the help of the Foreign Ministry.

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