(01 Oct 2021) Thai AirAsia has confirmed that it will expand its domestic network this month, as the Thai government gradually eases many of the remaining COVID19 restrictions.
The airline will add routes from Don Mueang Airport to Phitsanulok, Nan, Loei, Sakon Nakhon, Surat Thani, Krabi and Trang along with regional connections Chiang Mai-Hua Hin starting 15 October, and Chiang Mai – Phuket starting 16 October 2021.
Those routes are in addition to the 11 routes brought back into operation in September, and bring the total route network for AirAsia in Thailand to 20 at present.
AirAsia Thailand Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, said, “We saw an encouraging response across all of our routes in September, achieving a load factor average of 75-80 percent and goes up to 90-95 percent over the weekends especially for flights to and from Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Hat Yai. With our guests now getting more familiar with the different travel requirements of each province, we believe tourism industry operators will begin to see a stronger recovery during the final quarter of this year.”
AirAsia is nonetheless maintaining its highest health and safety standards in prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Reducing contact throughout its service, AirAsia is promoting use of the Digital Health Pass provided by the Mor Prom application, which displays vaccination records and COVID-19 test results. Moreover, the airline is working closely with the Ministry of Public Health and Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand to develop new service standards to provide passengers peace of mind.
To ensure safety for its guests and employees, and as part of its Covid-19 mitigation plan, AirAsia encourages all guests to check-in via the airasia Super App. Guests should make full use of the airasia Super App, the only all-in-one app that guests would need for their journey – from flight to hotel bookings, checking in, through to boarding with the e-Boarding Pass.
“At present, 100 percent of AirAsia staff have been vaccinated against COVID19 and we perform regular COVID19 screenings so that we may operate with confidence to provide the highest safety assurance to both our guests and employees,” Mr. Santisuk added.
Direct flights available for booking in October 2021 include: Don Mueang Airport to Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phitsanulok, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Surat Thani, Krabi, Trang, Nakhon Panom, Roi-Et, Narathiwat, Nan, Loei, and Sakon Nakhon, as well as: Chiang Mai-Hua Hin and Chiang Mai-Phuket.