AirAsia Thailand relaunches HK flights; trials Guangzhou route

Air Asia Airbus A320 at Kuala Lumpur airport (KUL) in Malaysia. Airbus is an aircraft manufacturer from Toulouse, France.

AirAsia Thailand will fly direct to Hong Kong next month, and will do a pilot roundtrip flight next week between Guangzhou and Bangkok.

The Bangkok Don Mueang-Hong Kong will begin with a weekly flight starting August 7, 2022, before increasing to twice- and thrice-weekly in September and October 2022 respectively.

AirAsia hopes to attract tourists from China and Hong Kong to Thailand

A pilot roundtrip flight between Bangkok Don Mueang and Guangzhou will also be launched on July 13 to demonstrate the carrier’s readiness to serve routes to and from China once the country officially reopens.

AirAsia’s goal is to bring tourists from China and Hong Kong to Thailand to help spur economic growth post-pandemic.

AirAsia Thailand’s CEO Santisuk Klongchaiya stated: “China is Thailand’s number one market for tourists and is home to a large population with high spending power. While the government of China has yet to fully allow foreign tourists, the relaxation of some measures has allowed the airline to restart its service and signals recovery for the country’s economy and tourism sector. AirAsia reaffirms its adherence to established stringent health and safety protocols.

“With restrictions further relaxed in Thailand, we have been marketing heavily in China and Hong Kong to tap into these tourism markets to sustain strong recovery post-pandemic,” Santisuk added.

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