AirAsia Launches 2 New Regional Connections

Flies Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen-Hat Yai

10 March 2016

AirAsia is launching 2 new routes with daily direct flights from “Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai” and “Khon Kaen-Hat Yai”, building on the success of its regional connections and confident that new investment and tourism opportunities will arise from connecting the north, northeast and south.  The routes are being debuted at special promotional fares, starting at 590 THB per trip for Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai and 890 THB per trip for Khon Kaen-Hat Yai, both available now to 20 March 2016 for travel between 28 April 2016 and 22 May 2017 at www.airasia.com and via all ticketing channels.

Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, pointed out that at present; Thai AirAsia operates 6 flight bases in the country; at Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi, U-Tapao and Hat Yai, which all allow for convenient connections. He noted that regional connections have seen significant growth as they create new tourism and investment opportunities. The success of existing connections has prompted AirAsia to continue to introduce more, with the latest being Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen-Hat Yai.

“Khon Kaen is considered the center of the northeastern region and has much to offer in terms of tourism and convention organization.  With a range of investment avenues, Thai AirAsia has seen strong feedback for its Don Mueang-Khon Kaen route, which operates 4 times a day.  The province is also surrounded by equally interesting destinations such as Udon Thani, Roi Et, Mahasarakam and Kalasin.  The airline is confident its connections from Khon Kaen to both Chiang Mai and Hat Yai will stir interest and demand” Mr. Tassapon said.

Chiang Mai is one of AirAsia’s strongest flight bases serving both domestic and international flights with satisfactory load factors year-round.  Hat Yai meanwhile, is the carrier’s latest base opening only this past February.  After just one month of operation however, the airport was able to attract many travelers.  By connecting the north, northeast and south, AirAsia has strengthened both its domestic and international network and is confident the additions will maintain its leading market share in the country.

For more information and to book the Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai flight at a promotional fare starting at 590 THB per trip or a Khon Kaen-Hat Yai flight starting at 890 THB today to 20 March 2016 for travel from 28 April 2016 to 22 May 2017, visit www.airasia.com or contact any ticketing channel.

Chiang Mai (CNX) – Khon Kaen (KKC) Flight Schedule 7 Flights Weekly
(Monday-Sunday) Starts 28 April 2016

Flight No. Route Departure Arrive Frequency
FD5500 CNX - KKC 07:00 08:10 Daily
FD5501 KKC - CNX 14:20 15:40 Daily

Hat Yai (HDY) – Khon Kaen (KKC) Flight Schedule 7 Flights Weekly
(Monday-Sunday) Starts 28 April 2016

Flight No. Route Departure Arrive Frequency
FD3502 HDY - KKC 11:50 13:50 Daily
FD3501 KKC - HDY 09:20 11:20 Daily

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