Connect with us

Tourism

Bangkok Airways announces ‘sale’ for fares to Samui

Kritsada Mueanhawong

Published

 on 

Bangkok Airways has announced its ‘Samui Year-End Sale’ promotion, which commenced at the start of the November, offering discounted fares on its domestic and international routes to and from Samui.

The flights to Samui cover Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi), Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi and U-Tapao in Pattaya. We’ll do them the courtesy of reporting that they’ve announced one-way fares start from 1,990 baht (excluding taxes and fees).

Checking Skyscanner, the best fare on offer processed through Trip.com stands at 4,715 baht including taxes and surcharges of 405 baht, according to ttrweekly.com

If you click on the airline’s promotions, you can just as easily book the 1,990 baht one-way that will cost around 4,400 baht return when fees and other charges are added, saving around 300 baht on the OTA’s best offer.

But you can currently book flights, today, at regular prices, from Bangkok to Phuket for 700-1000 baht, base fare one way, even cheaper on specific days with discount airlines. And the journey from Bangkok to Phuket is 25% further.

Granted, Bangkok Airways is a full service airline, but their fares to Samui, even their promotional fares, appear excessive when measured against current regional airline fare parameters. Afterall, the planes are all much the same.

Bangkok Airways owns and manages the airport on Koh Samui and controls the monopoly on flights. The cost of flights to Samui has been a constant deterrent for the island to prosper in a tight-margin tourism industry.

Reservations for the Bangkok Airways fares can be made from November 1 to 30 for travel until December 31, 2019.

Bangkok Airways announces 'sale' for fares to Samui | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: ttrweekly.com

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand2 mins ago

Minister: foreigners, migrant workers are cared for amid Covid-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

“Withhold Intubation” for certain older Thammasat Hospital patients

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Bang Sue vaccination centre open for expats 60+, under must wait

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus News & Updates5 hours ago

“Covid-19” deaths said to cause crematorium in Bangkok to partially collapse

Thailand6 hours ago

Nakhon Sawan farmers make large profits growing fingerroot as Covid cure

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Leaked document: military arranging private Moderna vaccines

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand7 hours ago

Nakhon Si Thammarat arrest drug suspect hiding in jar

Media7 hours ago

19 year old man drowns in a Kanchanaburi river while rescuing his puppy

Thailand7 hours ago

Online registration site up for interprovincial travel permission

Thailand7 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Sandbox tweak, ‘filthy rich’ visa, Chon Buri restrictions | July 23

Phuket8 hours ago

18 infections today in Phuket creeps closer to 90/week threshold

Thailand8 hours ago

BMA plans to open 53 “community isolation centres”

Thailand8 hours ago

Rural Kanchanaburi students struggle with lessons

Phuket9 hours ago

Phuket company plans to pitch “Diving Sandbox” for liveaboard trips

Best of9 hours ago

Bangkok’s 5 Best Dessert Cafes with Delivery

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending