Posted on: 19 August 2010 by Ross McSweeny
AirAsia has celebrated the inaugural flight to Hat Yai from Kuala Lumpur, carrying a 90% load to the South Thailand destination.
Kathleen Tan, regional commercial head AirAsia, commented, “There has been a demand for AirAsia to connect Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur, and we are excited to fulfil this demand of an unserved market. This new route was opened for sale recently in June, and the response has been encouraging.
“This route adds another significant milestone for us as it is AirAsia’s final connection to South Thailand, which reiterates our commitment to expand the ASEAN market. We recently completed our network to all ASEAN countries from Kuala Lumpur in July with our newly launched Kuala Lumpur to Yangon flight. With this new addition, AirAsia now has a total of 140 flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket and now Hat Yai,” Tan added.
AirAsia’s Thai affiliate, Thai AirAsia also flies to Hat Yai from Bangkok with four flights daily.