AirAsia first to link Phuket and Siem Reap


AIRASIA will start a daily service between Phuket and Siem Reap from November 7, becoming the first airline to link these two popular destinations in South-east Asia together.

The flight will depart Phuket at 06.20, landing in Siem Reap at 07.45. The return flight will take off from Siem Reap at 08.40 and arrive in Phuket at 10.05.

Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia, believes the LCC can stimulate tourism at both cities and bring ASEAN closer together.

“AirAsia’s intention is to create the most extensive flight network and to open up new opportunities in ASEAN. The Phuket-Siem Reap route perfectly encompasses all of our goals,” he said.

The new route has a promotional fare of 1,490 baht (US$43) per way until October 2 for travel between November 7, 2016 and October 28, 2017.

According to Thai AirAsia, which currently operates 15 routes to seven countries, its thrice-daily flights from Bangkok to Siem Reap maintain a year-round load factor of 85-90 per cent.

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