AirAsia expands Phuket hub

November 3, 2017

Low-cost airline, Thai AirAsia, is strengthening its Phuket hub with a new route to Khon Kaen in Northeast Thailand, this December.

It will also introduce a direct flight from Phuket to Macau, Asia’s gambling capital in January 2018.

Khon Kaen will be served by four weekly services (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) initially and will appeal to residents in the northeast city who want to cut the travelling time to reach Thailand’s most popular beach destination.

A “Fly Phuket-Khon Kaen” promotion sets the fare at just THB690 for flights starting 22 December, which is cheaper than the bus service on the same route.

Thai AirAsia’s Phuket station manager, Arun Lilapantisitti, said that Phuket is emerging as an important hub to develop direct nonstop domestic and international flights.  The airline offers 18 flights daily out of Phuket and claims a cabin factor of around 86%.

“We’re adding two new routes now because the fourth quarter is the main travel season and Phuket is a top destination for Thai and foreign tourists alike.

“The Phuket-Macau route was announced in October for a launch in January 2018.  The Phuket-Khon Kaen flight can be booked now and should serve northeast residents looking to return home and Phuket residents looking for a vacation getaway,” Arun added.

The Phuket-Khon Kaen route will operate four times a week, departing from Phuket at 1110 and arriving in Khon Kaen at 1250.  Flights start 22 December.

Flight Schedule Phuket (HKT) – Khon Kaen (KKC)

Starting 22 December 2017

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