PHUKET: AirAsia (motto “Now everyone can fly”) has announced that it is terminating its direct Phuket-Singapore flights effective today, due to lack of demand following the tsunami disaster of December 26.
Public Relations Executive Jacqueline Mercader told the Gazette today that the number of passengers in recent days had fallen to as few as three per flight, and that the company had decided to halt the flights temporarily and reassess its marketing strategy.
She said the carrier cannot say when the service may resume, but that management hopes it will not be long. In the meantime, AirAsia’s schedule of four daily flights between Bangkok and Phuket remains unaffected, she said.
The Singapore route was launched with promotional fares of 1,200 baht exactly two months ago.
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