Thai AirAsia boosts Connectivity to Mekong Countries with New Routes

Phuket-Siem Reap and Bangkok Don Mueang-Kolkata (Calcutta) are the two new routes that Thai AirAsia is launching this winter.

The first route will link Phuket on a daily basis to Siem Reap in Cambodia. TAA will become the first airline to ever offer this connection and is confident that international travellers will cherish the opportunity to fly between two of the world’s most popular destinations. The first flight is due to start on November 7, 2016. Promotional fares have been offered from THB1,490 one-way.

“AirAsia’s intention is to create the most extensive flight network and to open up new opportunities in ASEAN. The PhuketSiem Reap route perfectly encompasses all of our goals. The latest flight allows everyone in Phuket to travel to the World Heritage City that is Siem Reap to experience the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat and the equally impressive Bayon, not to mention Siem Reap’s one-of-a-kind nightlife,” explained Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO TAA.

Another very important route is a new non-stop flight between Bangkok Don Mueang and Kolkata in West Bengal (India). The flight will be inaugurated on December 16th with a daily frequency. For Thai AirAsia, it will be the first route departing from Bangkok to eastern India where Kolkata serves as an economic engine of the country’s Northeastern and Eastern region. Thai AirAsia is fully ready to further penetrate the Indian market this year and has been confident in the country’s growth potential, bolstered by the increasing brand recognition in India. Existing routes to Chennai, Bengaluru and Kochi are generating high demand as well with load factors reaching on average 83% to Chennai and Bengaluru.

Thai AirAsia anticipates the new route to receive high demand from Kolkata travelers and expects it will promise increased popularity. Indian tourists can enjoy convenient Fly Thru service connections to travel beyond Bangkok from Don Mueang Airport to over 35 destinations in Thailand such as Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai, Surat Thani and even other countries & cities such as Singapore, Macau and Ho Chi Minh City.