AirAsia plans to connect the seaside resort of Phuket with Khon Kaen in Northeastern Thailand

AirAsia is looking to enhance Phuket’s tourism industry by launching a new regional connection between the resort and Khon Kaen.

AirAsia has held a press conference to announce its latest regional connection, Phuket-Khon Kaen. The event was overseen by both Phuket Airport Director, Petch Chancharoen and AirAsia Manager for Phuket Airport, Arun Lilapantisiti, who explained that Phuket is one of AirAsia’s main flight hubs and had seen robust growth across the first three quarters of this year with all routes maintaining a Load Factor average of 86 percent. The airline previously increased to 18 flights daily its Bangkok-Phuket connection, adding an early morning flight to the schedule.

He made it known that to make the most of the tourism season in the fourth quarter, AirAsia is launching two new routes, the first was Phuket-Macau, which will begin flights on January 8, 2018 and Phuket-Khon Kaen, which the airline expects will benefit northeasterners looking to travel from the resort hub back home for the holidays.

The Phuket-Khon Kaen connection will operate four times weekly and is already available for bookings.

Moreover, Arun said AirAsia’s plan for Phuket Airport will continue to focus on offering self-service systems with additional check-in kiosks and baggage loading machines to be installed in both its domestic and international terminals.

Source: National News Bureau & Public Relations

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