Thai AirAsia is to expand its flight network
from U-Tapao Airport near Pattaya, Thailand.
The airline has
unveiled plans to launch flights between U-Tapao Airport and Macau,
Singapore and Udon Thani in the north east of Thailand.
expansion of routes from U-Tapao follows the recent launch of U-Tapao - Nanning and U-Tapao
- Nanchang flights, as well as U-Tapao - Kuala Lumpur which is
operated by AirAsia Malaysia.
To celebrate the three new routes, AirAsia will
feature promotional fares from U-Tapao to Singapore and
Macau available for booking until 11 October 2015 for travel
from the start of service on 27 November 2015 to 29 October 2016.
Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia,
said, “The reason we are continuously launching new
routes from U-Tapao Airport this year is because we see its
potential and the opportunity to draw travel and investment to the
eastern region, whether it is to the popular entertainment
destination, Pattaya or to Rayong’s industrial center. We
especially want to allow Chinese and other foreign travelers to
conveniently access the eastern region while affording residents
of the area with exciting new ways to travel with AirAsia.”
AirAsia offers city and island
transfer services using shuttle buses and ferry boats that take
passengers from U-Tapao to major travel destinations that include
Koh Samet, Pattaya City (Central Festival) and Rayong with plans
to offer transfers to Koh Lan soon.
“By the end of 2015, AirAsia will have stationed
two Airbus A320 planes at U-Tapao Airport, which we believe will
grow quickly as a flight base with a steady stream of new routes
and travelers making their way to the eastern region. We would
like to thank all the relevant agencies that we have closely
worked with and received great support from including the
authorities at U-Tapao Airport and Pattaya,” added Mr. Tassapon.
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