AirAsia is set to open a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Hua Hin in Thailand. Starting from 18th May 2018, the airline will commence operations on four weekly flights connecting the two cities. The extra flight provision is expected to bring an increase in the number of tourists coming to the region. Hua Hin will become the seventh destination offered by AirAsia, connecting Malaysia with Thailand.
For travellers who book their tickets this month, AirAsia is offering promotional one-way fares of just THB 990 via their website and mobile app. The discounted price is applicable for travel between 18th May 2018 and 26th October 2018.
Spencer Lee is the Head of Commercial for AirAsia Malaysia. In a recent statement, he confirmed the airline are “thrilled to introduce [the] Kuala Lumpur-Hua Hin route as the latest addition to [their] ever-growing network,” confirmed Mr. Lee. “Since launching Phuket in 2003 as our first international route from Kuala Lumpur, we currently have flights to seven cities in Thailand,” he continued.
AirAsia Malaysia plays an active role in linking these two great ASEAN nations, currently operating a total 165 weekly flights to popular locations such as Phuket, Krabi and Hat Yai. In 2017 alone, the airline carried around 1.3 million passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand. With Thailand’s international reputation and growth showing no sign of slowing down, the airline is confident they can open up a new and rewarding destination for the millions of travellers who make the trip.
“We are positive that Hua Hin will be the new preferred holiday destination and hope that the new route will further contribute to the tourism growth for both cities,” explained Mr. Lee.
Hua Hin is a seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand, in the southern Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Once a quiet fishing village, it has grown into a fashionable escape, popular for kitesurfing and other water sports. Hua Hin Beach is a main attraction in the area, lined with high-end hotels and seafood shacks. The area’s growth in popularity is expected to continue with the arrival of these new flights from AirAsia starting in May.