Thai AirAsia’s slashes fares

BANGKOK, 8 May 2019: Thai AirAsia offloaded domestic fares at TH500 one-way as part of a promotion to boost travel within Thailand that also included a chance to win a free ticket.

Called “Chic Flying Across Thailand the campaign gained the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand hence the quirky title.

The free ticket competition gave Facebook users an opportunity to guess the names of “TV celebrities who were linked to various destinations in four regions the airline serves in Thailand. (North, Northeast, East and South)

The results will be announced today 8 May on the airline’s Facebook. Guessing which destination pairs with a “chic TV presenter” is a bit of stretch if all you want is a cheap flight to a domestic destination with minimal fuss.

A safer bet for BIG members was to grab the THB500 deals on one-way domestic tickets and forget “chic celebrities” gimmicks. Non-members paid a minimum of THB543. The travel period linked to the THB500 fares ends 30 September.

To put the deal into perspective a check of Skyscanner quotes an AirAsia one-way fare on the Bangkok-Chiang Rai sector at THB594. This includes fees and taxes according to the online travel agency Trip.com.

Vietjet on the same route offers a one-way fare of THB487 also purchasable through Trip.com.

The chic celebrity competition covered “Lanna Chic” in Chiang Rai, “Esan Chic” in Khon Kaen, “Chic All Day” in Pattaya and an “Ocean of Chic” in Phuket.

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