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Thai AirAsia X is to launch daily direct flights from
Bangkok (DMK) to New Chitose Airport (CTS) in Sapporo on Japan’s
The new route will commence on 1 May 2015 and to
celebrate the airline is offering a promotional fare from 3,990 THB
per trip. The special fare is available until 15 February 2015 for travel from 1 May
2015 to 26 March 2016.
The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
indicated that in 2014, a total of 657,600 Thai citizens traveled
to Japan, an increase of 45% compared to the previous year.
Divided into types, Group Inclusive Tours (G.I.T) made up 50% of
the figure while Free Independent Travelers (F.I.T) making up the
“This year, we are ready to fully enter the
Japanese market through our new route from Bangkok to Sapporo on
Hokkaido Island, which is a dream destination many have been
waiting for as it is a destination “for all seasons” with
highlights throughout the year. Visitors can see blooming Sakura
flowers in the spring (April-May), witness the lavender fields in
the summer (June-August), watch the trees change color in the fall
(September-November) and enjoy skiing during the winter
(December-February),” said Mr. Nadda Buranasiri, CEO of Thai
From 26 March onward, the airline will also be
increasing the frequency of its Bangkok- Tokyo route to 2 times per
day and its Bangkok-Osaka route to daily.
Combined with the Bangkok-Sapporo route, Thai
AirAsia X will fly 4 times daily to Japan, providing over 3,000
Thai AirAsia X has also joined with
Thai AirAsia to offer Fly-Thru service to passengers from Chiang
Rai, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Phuket and Krabi. Travellers can
reach Sapporo, Japan by connecting through Don Mueang Airport
without the need to check-in twice and with their baggage sent
directly to their final destination.
Travelers from Japan can also
use the Fly-Thru service to connect to provinces of Thailand or
even to other countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia,
Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam.