Fares that take you further

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under TAKEABREAK, Thailand

UDON THANI, 9 August 2017: Low cost airline, Thai Lion Air, betters its competitors on the Bangkok-Udon Thani route offering the lowest roundtrip fares starting at USD38.

A check of roundtrip fares during September for flights to Udon Thani, a gateway city in upper Northeast Thailand, indicates Thai Lion Air is a good deal cheaper than other local competitors.

Udon is a popular destination for international travellers, who intend to visit Laos. The domestic fare to Udon is considerably cheaper than the fare on the international route Bangkok-Vientiane. Read more

Lion Air faces tough challenges

January 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 9 January 2017: The first signs that low-cost airlines are overstretching resources in Thailand’s already crowded skies have been identified in the latest Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation’s analysis.

It forecasts Thai Lion Air will put the brakes on expansion in Thailand claiming the market is overcrowded and passenger demand is below earlier optimistic forecasts.

The entire Thai tourism market, including international inbound and domestic traffic, is grossly overstated in official data on trips and travel spend. Read more

Samui prospers without low-cost airlines

March 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

SAMUI, 2 March 2016: Thailand’s resort island of Samui continues to see its tourism sector grow steadily despite being excluded from a massive surge of low-cost airline flights to destinations across the country.

In 2015, Samui airport’s passenger arrivals almost reached 1 million, while year-on-year growth reached 7%.

But the story doesn’t stop there, as room rates across Thailand remained volatile in a year where national tourism arrivals topped 29.8 million. Read more

Luang Prabang opens to LCCs

February 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Laos PDR, News

LUANG PRABANG, 24 February 2016: Luang Prabang is emerging as one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing tourist destinations, fueling an expansion of airline services in 2016, according to Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation’s recent analysis.

CAPA says at least four airlines will add services to the UNESCO World Heritage town this year.

The arrival of AirAsia Group will have the biggest impact, providing at least 3,600 seats weekly and giving Luang Prabang its first low-cost carrier option. The airline group has the largest network of services in Asia of all the low-cost airlines. Read more