AirAsia takes the lead as the only airline to serve flights to and from Bangkok from both Don Mueang Airport (DMK) and Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) with the announcement of four routes connecting the capital city to Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi and Surat Thani at an inauguration ceremony held on September 25.
Effectively, there are now five daily flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, three daily flights from Bangkok to Phuket and two daily flights connecting Bangkok to Krabi and Surat Thani respectively.
Aside from ramping up its domestic service in Thailand, AirAsia also expressed its readiness to resume international connections in the near future to cater for both business and leisure travellers, when conditions improve and travel restrictions are lifted.
AirAsia Thailand Chief Executive Officer, Santisuk Klongchaiya said, “While the overall tourism industry is slowly recovering, we are proud to announce additional service from Suvarnabhumi Airport apart from the existing flights from Don Mueang Airport, which offers greater convenience to guests. We are very pleased with the response thus far with load factors averaging over 70 percent for all the four new routes, signifying a great start and healthy future growth for us at Suvarnabhumi.
“Suvarnabhumi Airport is a great airport and one that is familiar to us, as we used to operate from there as well. The utilisation of both airports in Bangkok will not only benefit guests with more choices for easy and low-cost connections, but also the economy as a whole especially when the COVID-19 situation further improves and Thailand is ready to welcome international visitors once again.”
To mark this special occasion, AirAsia distributed goodies to guests at Suvarnabhumi Airport in the presence of airline and airport executives, along with representatives from various agencies.
To celebrate the occasion, AirAsia is offering all-in promotional fares per way for the four domestic routes from Suvarnabhumi Airport, from as low as THB744 for BIG members and THB787 for other guests. Book at airasia.com or via the AirAsia mobile app from today until 27 September 2020 for travel between 25 September 2020 and 24 October 2020.