Thai AirAsia resumes Bangkok – Macau flights

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Budget airline Thai AirAsia has resumed direct flights between Bangkok and Macau in China, operating the route four times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Thai police may have busted the macau888 gambling website, but never mind, Thais can now gamble legally by flying direct to Macau on Thai AirAsia.

Thai AirAsia is the only airline servicing the route directly, with a total flight time of two hours and 25 minutes.

Head of Commercial for AirAsia Thailand, Tansita Akrarittipirom, said…

“The resumption of flights to Macau has been very well received by both inbound and outbound travellers with 100% load factors seen on both legs. The figures reinforce the fact that Macau remains a top destination for Thai travellers and that Thailand is still a popular place to visit for Chinese tourists.”

Tansita is right, Thais were among the top travellers to Macau prior to the pandemic. Dubbed the “Las Vegas of Asia,” the city is attractive to Thais due to its world-famous casino strip, something unavailable in Thailand.

Aside from gambling, Macau is an attractive holiday destination due to its interesting blend of Chinese and Portuguese culture and architecture. Close to Hong Kong, tourists may explore both hot destinations in one trip.

“Macau is a major tourism destination for Thai people due to its fame as a place of spirituality, European architecture in Asia and leisure. We received strong support from the Macau Government Tourism Office in opening this route, which will provide opportunities to stimulate the economies of both sides by spurring travel.”

The airline is celebrating the route’s relaunch by offering one-way tickets from Bangkok to Macau starting from 3,888 baht.

The promotion is available up to February 26 for travel between February 27- October 28, 2023, via the AirAsia super app.

Interestingly, Macau has its own currency – the Macanese pataca, pegged to the Hong Kong dollar.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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