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Mon, 28 March 2016

Thai AirAsia to Launch Bangkok - Shantou Flights

Thai AirAsia will launch flights between Bangkok and Shantou, China on 27 May 2016.

Shantou, in the southeast of China, is home to the original Tiger God Shrine, Ruby Goddess Shrine and Tai Hong Kong Shrine, the birthplace of the Poh Teck Tung Foundation.

To celebrate the new route, Thai AirAsia is offering promotional fares starting at 1,290 THB per trip until 3 April 2016 for travel from 27 May 2016 to 22 May 2017.

Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, said, Shantou is a city in the southeast of China that has a strong connection to Thais of Chinese descent as it is the homeland of the Teochew people who emigrated to Thailand. Many of the citys travel sites will be familiar to Thais, such as the Tiger God Shrine, which was recreated in Thailand, the Ruby Goddess Shrine as well as the Tai Hong Kong Shrine, the birthplace of Thailands Poh Teck Tung Foundation. With its food also familiar, we are sure that our Bangkok-Shantou addition will only bring Thailand and the city closer.

Shantou is located in Guangdong province of China. AirAsia will be flying direct from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to the citys Jieyang Chaoshan Airport, offering a connection to 3 major cities that include Shantou, Chaoshan and Jieyang.

Flight FD 850 will leave Bangkok at 06:20 to arrive in Shantou at 10:30 while the return flight FD 851 will depart Shantou at 11:15 for arrival in Bangkok at 13:40.

Thai AirAsia operates the most Thailand-China flights, flying to 13 destinations on 19 routes in 25 flights a day (including Bangkok-Shantou).

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