AirAsia launches 2 new interregional connections

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Pattaya to Phuket and Pattaya to Ubon Ratchathani

Thai AirAsia is commencing 2 new domestic interregional connections in support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s policy which aims to stimulate cross-regional travel. The new routes will begin with promotional fares starting at only 490 THB* per trip for Pattaya (U-Tapao) – Ubon Ratchathani, and only 790 THB* per trip for Pattaya (U-Tapao) – Phuket.

Special fares can be booked from 14 February to 26 February 2017 at www.airasia.com and all ticketing channels, or at the Thailand International Travel Fair 2017 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Both routes begin 30 March 2017 and run through 6 February 2018.

Santisuk Klongchaiya, Director of Commercial for Thai AirAsia, said that regional connections in Thailand are a strength of Thai AirAsia’s ever expanding network and part of its policy to create new travel opportunities for all the country’s regions. “Today we add 2 new interregional connections with daily direct flights from U-Tapao to Phuket and Ubon Ratchathani, destinations that each have their own unique allure.”

Saran “Porsche” Sirirat of Chantaburi (U-Tapao Airport in the eastern region) and Pongsakorn “Toey” Metharikanont of Amnat Charoen (Ubon Ratchathani Airport in the northeastern region) took part in the launch on 15 February.
Saran “Porsche” Sirirat of Chantaburi (U-Tapao Airport in the eastern region) and Pongsakorn “Toey” Metharikanont of Amnat Charoen (Ubon Ratchathani Airport in the northeastern region) took part in the launch on 15 February.

Sujitra Jongchansittho, Deputy Governor of Domestic Marketing for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said that the government has a policy to elevate the country’s economy under the “Thailand 4.0, Economy 4.0” concept. To go along with this, TAT drafted its own “Tourism 4.0” framework, which seeks to strengthen the country internally before connecting it to the global economy.

The plan focuses on basic tourism, constant innovation and a “Regional Travel Challenge” project, an effort to stimulate regional tourism by creating new and stimulating experiences based on local offerings. The goal of the framework is to spread travel income across the country and TAT welcomes AirAsia’s support in enhancing travel between regions.

*Ticket prices for one way, inclusive of airport tax and other duties but excludes fuel excise tax. Seating is limited and subject to terms and conditions.