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AirAsia is launching a new service linking two of Thailand’s foremost tourist destinations – Chiang Mai and Koh Samui.
Commencing on 1 November 2014, the low-cost carrier will operate daily flights between Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, and the southern town of Surat Thani – the gateway to the island of Koh Samui.
“We are focusing on diversifying our routes this year,” explained Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia. “Chiang Mai-Surat Thani is an exciting addition as it allows for travellers from Chiang Mai to make their way to the ocean.
“The island transfer via car and ferry to Koh Samui should be another great allure for Thai travellers as well as visitors from China and Europe who appreciate convenient and cost effective travel,” he added.
Flights will depart Chiang Mai every day at 1230, arriving in Surat Thani at 1420. The return leg will then leave at 1450, getting back into Chiang Mai at 1645. As with all AirAsia flights, the new route will be operated using a 180-seat, all-economy Airbus A320 aircraft.
As well as standard airfares, Thai AirAsia will offer land and ferry transfers to Koh Samui.