Aviation

Thai AirAsia launches daily direct flights from Kochi to Bangkok

DELHI

Thai AirAsia has announced daily direct flights from Kochi to Bangkok Don Mueang starting from 17 May 2016.

airasia-logo-nhThe first ever direct flight from Kochi to Bangkok will operate daily starting from 17 May 2016. To take advantage of promotional low fares, visit www.airasia.com to book from today until 27 March 2016 for travel from 17 May 2016-22 May 2017.

To celebrate the announcement of new flights, promotional fares to Bangkok are available starting from ₹2999 per way. Booking until 27 March 2016 for travel from 17 May 2016-22 May 2017 on airasia.com.

Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia said, “India is a very important market for us and we are very committed to making air travel affordable and accessible from Kochi to Bangkok and beyond. As the first airline to launch a direct flight between Kochi and Bangkok, we are pleased to offer more convenience with a short 4 hour flight so travellers can have more time to enjoy our wonderful country.

Beyond Bangkok, Thai AirAsia’s connectivity allows for travellers to connect to over 20 destinations in Thailand including world famous beaches in Phuket and Krabi, and lush green mountains in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, among many other cities. Beyond Thailand, passengers can also easily hop to other international destinations including Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Myanmar, Mandalay and Luang Prabang among many other cities”.

Soraya Homchuen TAT Director of Mumbai said, “We are very excited to welcome Indian visitors to Thailand. In 2015, a total of 1,069,149 Indian visitors arrived in Thailand making Indian travellers the 6th largest group of travellers to our country. Apart from our delicious Thai cuisine, we are also very proud to showcase our Thai hospitality and various attractions nationwide. Beyond Bangkok’s temples, shopping malls and night life, there is still much to explore and we invite you to visit our famous beaches in southern Thailand and relax among the natural landscape and green mountains of northern Thailand.”

From Bangkok, AirAsia passengers can conveniently connect to Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai via Bangkok Don Mueang Airport with the airline’s Fly-Thru service which allows travellers to check-through their bags to their final destination. From Kochi, this Fly-Thru service will be available in the near future and is targeted to be available for booking starting from mid-April 2016 onwards.

A total of 104,393 Thai visitors travelled to India during 2014, an increase of 11% compared to the previous year.

Thai AirAsia also offers direct flights to Bangkok from Chennai and Bengaluru.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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