AirAsia Thailand to Resume Domestic Flights

The carrier said that a limited number of seats on every flight will be sold and travelers will have to take up alternate seating on the planes.

Photo: AirAsia

Come May 1, AirAsia Thailand will resume its domestic flights with “strict health controls and social distancing protocol in place,” according to a statement released by the airline.

After consulting the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand and other airlines, the low-cost carrier made the decision to operate domestic flights to routes including Bangkok Don Mueang to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Panom, Roi Et, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Hat Yai, Surat Thani, as well as Chiang Mai to Hat Yai.

While these flights will be resumed, passengers should take note that social distancing will be implemented aboard in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The carrier said that a limited number of seats on every flight will be sold and travelers will have to take up alternate seating on the planes. Social distancing will also be enforced on shuttle buses.

Meanwhile, the dining service has been suspended on these flights—the airline said there will be “strictly no consumption of food and beverage on board.” In addition, passengers will be required to wear their own face masks throughout the journey, including during check-in and baggage claim.

All passengers will also undergo temperature checks at the airport and those with a body temperature above 37.3°C or those with symptoms including sneezing or coughing will be denied travel. Temperature checks will also be conducted for its cabin crew, who have to don protective gear such as masks, goggles, and gloves throughout the flight.

To reduce person-to-person contact, guests are encouraged to do self-check-in via the AirAsia mobile app or kiosks at the airport.

More information here.

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