Bangkok floods prompt PM Yingluck to call for cheap THAI flights to Phuket

PHUKET: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today called on Thai Airways International to reduce airfares for flights to Phuket and other destinations in Southern Thailand.

Prime Minister Yingluck’s call comes in response to the likely flooding of Rama II Road in Bangkok, the main artery connecting Bangkok with the South.

“Thai Airways International will offer airfare discounts in response to PM Yingluck’s request,” said Yuparit Buaklee, a Thai Airways International Information Center officer.

“The special fares will start from tomorrow and last until December 10. They’re good for all Thai Airways flights between Bangkok and Southern Thailand in order to help flood victims who wish to evacuate to the South,” she said.

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Prices for one-way travel between Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok and the South are as follows:

  • Phuket: 2,015 baht
  • Krabi: 1,920 baht
  • Surat Thani: 1,820 baht
  • Samui: 2,930 baht
  • Haad Yai: 2,255 baht.

The discount prices may not be available on the Thai Airways website, but customers may call the company’s contact center at 02-356 1111 to buy tickets, Mrs Yuparit said.

Discounted tickets are also available at the Thai Airways ticketing office at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

All Airports of Thailand (AoT) airports, including Phuket Intenational, will charge an additional 100-baht airport tax. Non-AoT airports will levy a tax of at least 150 baht, she added.

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