AirAsia will be opening new direct services from Thailand’s U-Tapao airport to Macau and Singapore in November as the airline continues to expand its network and establish the airport as a hub connecting one of the kingdom’s most popular tourist destinations, Pattaya, with other Asian cities.
The carrier will be operating the new routes daily using an all-economy Airbus A320 aircraft that accommodates 180 passengers. Flights to Macau will depart at 11:15 a.m and land at 14:50, while Singapore-bound flights will take off at 17:35 daily and arrive at Changi Airport at 20:40. Inbound flights from Macau will have a 15:25 departure schedule, landing in U-Tapao at 17:10, while flights from Singapore will depart from Changi at 21:25 and land in U-Tapao at 22:40.
The new services follow the launch of regular flights connecting U-Tapao and Kuala Lumpur earlier in July, making AirAsia the first low-cost carrier to service the route.
“The reason we are continuously launching new routes from U-Tapao Airport this year is because we see its potential and the opportunity to draw travel and investment to the eastern region, whether it is to the popular entertainment destination, Pattaya, or to Rayong’s industrial center,” Thai AirAsia chief executive officer Tassapon Bijleveld said.
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