Thai Airways International is set to resume flights between Bangkok and Moscow in mid-December 2016. The decision to return to the Russian capital is understood to have been prompted by encouraging final quarter 2015 results.
The service will commence on 15 December and see Moscow become Thai Airways International or THAI’s 12th destination in Europe. The resumption of the Bangkok to Moscow flights comes nearly two years after the airline discontinued the route in March 2015.
The Thai airline currently flies to 11 destinations in nine European countries, from its global hub in Bangkok. These are Brussels (Belgium), Copenhagen (Denmark), London Heathrow (England), Paris (France), Frankfurt and Munich (Germany), Rome and Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Zurich (Switzerland) and Oslo (Norway).
Travelers will be able to book the Bangkok to Moscow THAI flights online through the airline’s website thaiairways.com, as they can to the European points listed above and the many other destinations in THAI’s global route network. Excluding its home base at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, that global network currently comprises 62 destinations in Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Middle East.
As well as being able to book online flights from Thailand, travelers can search for great deals on flights to Thailand, sign up as a Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer and organize travel arrangements such as hotel and resort accommodation, travel insurance, car rental, and European Rail and Airport Transfer service.
As the capital of the largest country on Earth, Moscow is a city that impresses in many different ways. Among the must-see sights is one of the most famous addresses on the planet – Red Square. From the 16th Century St. Basil’s Cathedral (itself a world famous piece of architecture) to Lenin’s Mausoleum, Red Square epitomizes the mystique and beauty of the Russian capital and remains today at the heart of the city historically, geographically and spiritually.
With a name equally as famous, the Kremlin is both intriguing and foreboding. Today it is one of the largest and most interesting museums in the world, and the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
Also not to be missed while visiting Moscow is Lenin’s Mausoleum, the building that houses the waxy corpse of the Father of the Revolution.
In a city so richly steeped in history, it is not surprising to know that Moscow is home to over 100 different museums covering a vast range of interests and passions. There are those which exhibit paintings, sculptures and other works by Russia and the world’s greatest artists, those dedicated to the life and works of Russia’s most celebrated writers and poets, those which relay the political, cultural and religious history of the Russian capital, those that focus on natural history, science and technology and many others.
Moscow also happens to be considered one of the capitals of the theatre world, and rightly so with some 70 theatres and various concert halls around the city. And a world centre of opera and ballet, with the likes of the Bolshoi Theatre, State Kremlin Palace and Moscow Chamber Opera Theatre.
Another of Moscow’s claims to fame is being one of the greenest capitals in the world, with over 100 parks and gardens within the city limits. These are as varied as they are numerous, offering plenty of scope for picturesque relaxation, botanical contemplation or energetic activities like yachting and paintball.
At Gorky Park there are cycling, rollerblading, table tennis, petanque and other activities to enjoy while in winter the ponds flood, turning the park into a large ice-skating rink.
Fancy a bit of shopping? Downtown modern Moscow serves up plenty of glamorous stores full of many things from designer clothes to souvenirs, while doing a little research can be rewarding in the form of original and uniquely Russian goods and items.
When the sun goes down, Moscow’s restaurant, bar and nightlife scene offers something for everyone from trendy clubs and chill-out cafes to cheap basement eateries and fine-dining establishments.