New flight between Phuket and Khon Kaen launched

Thailand November 04, 2017 12:09

By The Nation

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AirAsia is strengthening its Phuket base with a new route Phuket to Khon Kaen designed to stimulate regional tourism.



The new flight will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at a promotional fare starting at Bt690 per trip from December 22.

This is an addition that follows new international route Phuket-Macau and that comes with plans by AirAsia to improve self-check-in and baggage loading for a more convenient travel experience

AirAsia has already installed a total of 11 self-check-in kiosks in the domestic and international terminals and has introduced three automatic machines for self-baggage-drop in the international terminal with plans to add five more in the domestic terminal following a well-received response.

Arun Lilapantisitti, AirAsia’s Station Head for Phuket, said that Phuket is one of AirAsia’s main airport hubs as it offers a variety of routes, both domestic and international, and has continued to grow steadily. Over the first three quarters of this year, all routes from the hub maintained a combined Load Factor average of 86 per cent, including the Bangkok-Phuket route, which has been popular enough to warrant the addition of a pre-dawn flight and is now offered 18 times a day.

“We’re adding two new routes now because the fourth quarter is travel season and Phuket is a top destination for Thai and foreign tourists alike.  Our first addition was the Phuket-Macau route, which will begin flying on January 8. The Phuket-Khon Kaen regional connection can be booked from now and should serve northeasterners looking to return home and Phuket residents looking for a vacation getaway very well,” he added.

The Phuket-Khon Kaen route will depart from Khon Kaen at 08.45am and arrive at Phuket at 10.40am and the flight will depart from Phuket at 11.10am to Khon Kaen at 12.50pm. Book from now until November 12 for travel between December 22 to November 21, 2018 at the promotional air fare at www.airasia.com and all ticketing channels.