Thai AirAsia (TAA) is strengthening its footprint in the emerging southern resort destination of Krabi with two new connections: Singapore and Chiang Mai.
The no-frills carrier will also add a daily service on its Bangkok-Krabi route, now with seven flights a day, beginning on Nov 25. The Krabi-Singapore daily service is due to start on Nov 25 and the daily Krabi-Chiang Mai flight on Dec 15, timed to match the high travel season.
TAA chief executive Tassapon Bijleveld said the airline's increasing flight coverage to Krabi is in response to rising travel demand among local and international tourists. TAA will now have the most flights to Krabi. Krabi is an alternative to Phuket, where air travel is restricted by congestion at Phuket airport.
All of TAA's flights are operated on 180-seat Airbus 320 narrow-body jets, as it is the only aircraft in its fleet.
Its Malaysian sister airline, AirAsia, operates two daily flights from Krabi to Kuala Lumpur.
As is tradition, TAA is offering an introductory all-inclusive fare starting from 690 baht one-way on Krabi-Chiang Mai, available online until Oct 27 for travel between Dec 15 and Aug 5 next year.
The promotional fare on Krabi-Singapore begins from 990 baht one-way for travel from Nov 25 to Aug 5.
Krabi airport authorities report more than 1 million passengers have passed through the facility this year, with a projected year-end tally of 1.6 million.