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Tuesday, 09 October, 2018, 14 : 30 PM [IST]

AirAsia to launch Vizag-Bangkok flights from Dec 8

According to The Hindu Business Line, AirAsia, a low-cost air carrier, is linking Visakhapatnam and Bangkok and the flights would begin from Dec 8.

Making the announcement at a media conference here on Monday, Rajkumar Paranthaman, the head of marketing, said there would be flights on four weekdays from here to Bangkok (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and the return flights from Bangkok to Vizag would be on Monday, Wednesday. Friday and Sunday.

He said the travel to Bangkok would be hassle-free and visa on arrival would be given to tourists at Bangkok. Further, the airlines has air-connection from Bangkok to 21 destinations within that country. It is also a major hub with international flights to different destinations in the country.

He said the promotional fare to Bangkok would be INR 2,999 one way and the tourists and visitors to Thailand could book the tickets up to Oct. 21 to avail themselves of the promotional offer. Visa on arrival would be arranged for Indians, for a fee of roughly INR 4,000 or so.

He said, "AirAsia is operating flights to Bangkok from five Indian cities - Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Jaipur and Kochi - and Vizag would be added to the list in December.

Cholada Siddhivarn, the Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said India was very important for Thailand. "Last year, 1.2 tourists from India visited Thailand and the number is likely to go up to 1.4 million this year," she said and added that Indians should go to different parts of Thailand and not merely confine themselves to Bangkok. "Thailand is a friendly country to tourists, specially Indians," she added.

(Source Hindubusinessline)

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