BANGKOK 2 July 2021: To mark the launch of the highly
anticipated Phuket Sandbox AirAsia organised a special flight Thursday on Thai
AirAsia FD 3025 from Don Mueang to the popular tourist destination.
Carrying representatives from the Tourism Authority of
Thailand, the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trade of Thailand, the
Federation of Thai Industries and media, the special flight signifies the close
collaboration between the public and private sectors integral to promoting
travel in Thailand.
AirAsia head of government relations Krid Pattanasan
described the launch of the Phuket Sandbox as the beginning for Thailand to
welcome international tourists under strict health protocols, calling the
development a positive sign for the recovery of Thailand’s tourism industry.
“AirAsia will be serving the Don Mueang – Phuket route
with three daily flights, while the Suvarnabhumi – Phuket route will have four
flights per week for the first half of July, and this will be continuously
reviewed, including the possibility to reintroduce regional connections from
other Thai cities to Phuket in the months to come,” Krid added.