AirAsia Thanks Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) For Support in Promoting Safe Domestic Tourism
Bangkok, 4 March, 2021 - AirAsia continues to work closely with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to further promote safe domestic travel, ahead of the upcoming holiday periods and an expected surge in demand.
Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mr.Yuthasak Supasorn, stated that "Now that the government has relaxed COVID-19 prevention measures in many areas, tourists can travel more confidently and conveniently. We are assured tourism industry operators in both major and secondary cities are fully ready to accommodate visitors, especially during the upcoming holiday periods when demand is usually highest. Recently, TAT promoted travel under the New Normal and Amazing Thailand campaigns, leveraging Safety and Health Administration (SHA) standards, looking to boost the local economy. We look forward to working closely with AirAsia to stimulate and grow domestic travel demand in the coming months."
AirAsia Thailand Chief Executive Officer, Mr.Santisuk Klongchaiya, said that "We wish to thank TAT for their continued support to promote safe domestic travel. We expect tourism to recover continuously from this March and April, when Songkran and other long holidays will provide more opportunities for travel. AirAsia is preparing to bring back 100 percent of its domestic network by April, including domestic cross-region connections, to meet an expected surge in demand. Higher frequencies are expected for popular routes as well, with 7 flights daily from Don Mueang-Chiang Mai, 3 flights daily for Suvarnabhumi-Chiang Mai, 6 flights daily from Don Mueang-Phuket, 5 flights daily from Don Mueang-Hat Yai, and 4 flights daily from Don Mueang-Khon Kaen, while Don Mueang-Udon Thani will have 3 flights daily."
AirAsia has continued to ensure strict health and safety measures are in place while providing excellent service to passengers. The airline encourages travelers to use contactless travel options such as online check-in, all staff must wear protective equipment such as gloves and face masks and regularly disinfect necessary areas. Combined with the personal hygiene practices most passengers have grown accustomed to, the airline is well prepared to ensure safe air travel for all guests to the nation's tourism destinations.
"There is much pent up demand for travel and the recent release of our #FlyRuaRuaPass promotion, which saw all 80,000 privileges snapped up in just 48 hours is testament to that. Relaxed health measures, a lift on 14-day quarantine in most provinces and vaccinations have significantly added to consumer travel confidence" Mr. Santisuk said.