AirAsia adds Shantou link


BANGKOK, 31 March 2016: Thai AirAsia will inaugurate a daily direct flight linking Bangkok (DMK) to Shantou in China effective 27 May.

The carrier CEO, Tassapon Bijleveld, said the new service will offer a convenient way for travellers to  to visit one of China’s prime destinations.

After the new service starts, Thai AirAsia, will operate more flights to China than any other Thailand-based airline; 13 destinations on 19 routes with 25 daily flights.

inside no 4Shantou is a city in southeast China that has a strong ethnic connection to Thais of Chinese descent as it is the homeland of the Teochew people who emigrated to Thailand.

Many of the city’s travel sites will be familiar to Thais, such as the Tiger God Shrine, which was replicated in Thailand, the Ruby Goddess Shrine as well as the Tai Hong Kong Shrine, the birthplace of Thailand’s Poh Teck Tung Foundation.

Shantou is located in Guangdong province. AirAsia will fly direct from Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to the city’s Jieyang Chaoshan Airport, offering connections to three major cities that include Shantou, Chaoshan and Jieyang.

Flight schedule Bangkok (DMK) – Shantou (SWA) inside-no-41

*Start 27 May

The airline sets a one-way promotional fare at THB1,290.  The fare includes airport tax and fees. Booking must be made by 3 April for travel 27 May, this year, up to 22 May next year.