Above: A China Southern A319.
In another sign of Koh Samui’s increasing stature as a tourist destination, on March 20 China Southern Airlines will become the first Chinese carrier to offer a scheduled service to the Thai island.
The twice-weekly flights will leave from the airline’s base in Guangzhou every Tuesday and Friday at 18:10 and arrive on Koh Samui at 20:25. On the way back, departure from Koh Samui is at 21:25 and return is at 01:20 the next day. The airline will use its A319 aircraft on the route.
The airline, a member of the SkyTeam alliance, already flies from Guangzhou to Bangkok.