Low-cost carrier AirAsia is set to open a new direct route from Jakarta to Phuket in Thailand starting on July 2.
According to a statement, the new route will be available three times a week.
“The travelling trend continues to increase especially in the youth market, hence demand to open unique routes is increasing as well,” AirAsia Indonesia president and director Dendy Kurniawan said.
Phuket is one of Thailand’s biggest islands in the southern region and boasts various destinations, such as Phi Phi Island, the Big Buddha statue in Chalong and Phuket Old Town.
The carrier is currently offering promotional fares from 583,000 rupia (Bt$1275) one way that can be booked until May 26 for a travel period between July 2 and October 25.
Other direct flights served by AirAsia from Thailand to Indonesia are Jakarta-Bangkok, Medan-Bangkok and Denpasar-Bangkok.