LONDON – As COVID cases are getting less severe globally, airlines such as AirAsia Thailand are finally starting to dare flying internationally, with them recommencing 18 destinations from Don Mueang, Phuket, and Hat Yai airports, serving 7 Asian countries.
AirAsia will start to fly a total of 38 times a week, in the next month, with plans of expanding that to up to 81 flights per week by May 2022 in support of Thailand’s economic recovery.
The return to service is coinciding with Thailand’s reopening policy.
AirAsia Thailand chief executive officer Santisuk Klongchaiya said: “We chose to resume routes to countries that share Thailand’s reopening policy so that our guests can travel without having to worry about quarantine.”
“The routes cover Southeast Asia and South Asian countries, and we are working closely with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and relevant agencies to attract visitors to Thailand while maintaining and adhering to public health measures.
“With foreign travelers being able to travel throughout Asia, we’ll be leveraging the AirAsia domestic network, helping to generate revenue to all of the nation’s regions.”
As COVID is becoming less of a threat, this is something that AirAsia Thailand can capitalize on and hopefully begin the stages of recovery.