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AirAsia now flying from Suvarnabhumi too

Sep 25. 2020
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By The Nation

AirAsia became the only budget airline to fly from both Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports in Bangkok when it announced four new routes connecting the capital to Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi and Surat Thani on Friday (September 26).

As of Friday, there will be five daily flights from Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai, three daily flights to Phuket and two daily to Krabi and Surat Thani.

Apart from ramping up its domestic service in Thailand, AirAsia has also expressed readiness to resume international connections in the near future to cater for both business and leisure travellers once conditions improve and restrictions are lifted.

Santisuk Klongchaiya, AirAsia Thailand’s chief executive officer, said: “While the overall tourism industry is slowly recovering, we are proud to announce additional service from Suvarnabhumi Airport apart from existing flights from Don Mueang Airport. We are very pleased with the response thus far with load factors averaging over 70 per cent for all the four new routes, signifying a great start and healthy future growth for us at Suvarnabhumi.

“Suvarnabhumi 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 improves and Thailand is ready to welcome international visitors once again.”

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