Thai AirAsia operates Bangkok-Hat Yai route

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Thai AirAsia unveiled an exciting new flight route between Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) in Bangkok and Hat Yai (HDY) in southern Thailand, shaking up domestic air travel.

Flight FD4304 is set to depart Suvarnabhumi at 10.45am, landing in Hat Yai by 12.10pm. The return journey, flight FD4305, will leave Hat Yai at 12.40pm, arriving back in Bangkok at 2.15pm.

This new route makes Thai AirAsia the sole carrier offering two separate flight options between Bangkok and Hat Yai. This daily service from Suvarnabhumi complements the existing eight daily flights from Don Mueang Airport (DMK). Thai AirAsia’s network from Suvarnabhumi now includes flights to Kuala Lumpur and the Thai destinations of Chiang Mai (CNX), Krabi (KBV), Phuket (HKT), and now Hat Yai.

Tansita Akraritpirom, Head of Commercial for Thai AirAsia explained that the demand for domestic travel has surged, with Thai AirAsia witnessing an average load factor of 89% across all domestic routes from January to May.

“Our Don Mueang to Hat Yai flights alone have maintained a remarkable 93% load factor, thanks to state and Tourism Authority of Thailand promotions, airline deals, and a boost in international visitors connecting to regional destinations.

“With the largest market share and the highest number of domestic routes, AirAsia’s introduction of the Suvarnabhumi – Hat Yai service provides travellers with greater flexibility and convenient connections for international arrivals at Suvarnabhumi Airport. We hope this will further boost the tourism industry.”

To celebrate this launch, Thai AirAsia is offering promotional one-way fares starting at just 990 baht, all-inclusive. These special fares can be booked until July 12 for travel up to September 30, reported Travel News Asia.

In related news, Thai AirAsia launched its much-anticipated Fifth Freedom routes, creating a seamless travel experience connecting Bangkok, Taiwan, and Japan. The airline’s inaugural flight from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport to Taipei, followed by a final leg to Okinawa, garnered an overwhelming passenger response.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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