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Air Asia – buoyed by better than expected passenger figures on Khon Kaen routes could soon announce new services out of the north eastern Thai city.
This could see regular flights from Khon Kaen to and from Hua Hin, U-Tapao (Pattaya) and Chiang Rai officially launched later this year.
Manager reported that Air Asia flights were 89% full on Khon Kaen routes in 2017 and first quarter results from this year are expected to better that. Some 5,000 passengers per day were using their services from the Khon Kaen hub.
The route to Bangkok has seen 96% capacity and they are now thinking of adding a late night return trip to the six already available on that route.
Area manager Kattaleeya Borrirak said that Khon Kaen routes had exceeded expectations so now the company plans further expansion.
As well as at Khon Kaen airport, this expansion also includes three additional routes being added to Hua Hin airport.
The proposed new routes will see regular flights from the increasingly popular resort town to Chiang Mai and Phuket, in addition to Khon Kaen.
The new routes, which are currently subject to a feasibility study are expected to be officially announced later this year.