The group invested over Bt60 million to build and decorate the second phase of this sleep box covering an area of 750 square metres.
The latest expansion has been designed for passengers who need a short rest and claims five-star service. It will provide an additional 35 rooms, up from the current 25 rooms. Each room covers 18 square metres of living space that can host two guests with TV and Wifi and an en suite toilet and bathroom.
Room rates for the first hour are Bt500, and then Bt300 for each subsequent hour, or Bt2,500 including breakfast for an overnight stay from 8pm to 6am. Shower rooms are available for Bt300.
YEAR-END STIMULUS FLYING HIGH
Domestic route fliers get AirAsia shopping tax break
In line with the Cabinet’s recent approval of a year-end economic stimulus through a tax incentive shopping programme, from November 11 to December 3, AirAsia passengers flying any of its domestic routes will be able to use their ticket purchases to seek a tax break up to Bt15,000, said a press release on Friday.
Deductions from personal income tax would be based on actual spending up to Bt15,000 (inclusive of 7 per cent VAT) for the tax to be filed in 2018.
Bookings can be made through the website, AirAsia call centre at 02-515-9999, AirAsia mobile application, or AirAsia airport sales counters at airports.
Guests can request a tax invoice through those channels. Various limits and requirements apply.
SOMETHING TO WATCH OUT FOR
Luxury group Richemont sees ‘exceptional’ growth
Richemont, the world’s second-largest luxury group, said on Friday it had enjoyed exceptional profit growth in the first half of its financial year as the firm moved on from a costly buyback of its high-end watches.
In the six months to September the company’s net profit soared 80 per cent to 974 million euros (Bt37.68 billion) with sales rising 10 per cent to 5.6 billion euros.
The group, which includes jewellery makers Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, had indicated to investors last month that the results would show a strong progression, as during the same period last year it carried out a costly buyback of its luxury watches from its Asian distributors who were stung by a slump in sales.
“The first half of the year’s results and cash flow on a comparative basis have been exceptional, primarily due to weak results in the prior period,” chief executive Johann Rupert said.
“While we cannot predict the environment for the full year, it is clear that the full year results on a comparative basis will not see the exceptional level of growth reported in the period under review,” he added.
But Rupert said the results also reflected the “generally improved macro environment” and that sales still increased by 8 per cent when excluding the impact of the buyback of the watches.
Sales in the Asia-Pacific region jumped 25 per cent to 2.1 billion euros.
The group, which also owns the label Chloe, said fashion also made a modest positive contribution to sales growth. – AFP