Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fly-Thru Services in Bangkok Don Muang International Airport by AirAsia

From 1 December 2013, a brand new Fly-Thru service will allow AirAsia passengers to check their bags through and collect them at their final destination when transiting through Bangkok Don Muang International Airport. Fly-Thru passengers will also be exempt from Don Muang’s airport tax.

Those who book Fly-Thru flights before 17 November 2013 can enjoy a promotional deal of up to 20% off for travel between 1 December 2013 and 29 March 2014.

“We are excited that Don Muang International Airport is expanding its capacity to facilitate transit options for passengers. We have prepared a CIQ area for transit passengers on the second floor of the arrival area, with facilities including security checks, visa-on-arrival counters and immigration counters,” said Flying Officer Chaturongkapon Sodmanee, General Manager of Don Muang International Airport. “With so much traffic into Indochina from Ho Chi Minh city and Yangon via Bangkok, there is much potential for Don Muang International Airport to become a travel and transit hub to Indochina and other destinations. Such services will certainly be an advantage for business and leisure travellers flying through Don Muang and we look forward to constantly making the transit an easier and more convenient process.”

Santisuk Klongchaiya, Thai AirAsia’s Director of Commercial, said, “We are very pleased to offer more convenience to our passengers who can now easily transit to AirAsia’s extensive network of 34 Fly-Thru routes via Bangkok. Apart from AirAsia’s low fares, travellers will be able to check in one time and pick up all their checked-in belongings at the final destination. Other benefits for Fly-Thru passengers who are travelling from one international destination to another international destination via Bangkok include being exempt from airport taxes in Don Muang Airport, being exempt from a Thai visa requirement, and being able to skip the immigration line in Bangkok.”

“The Fly-Thru service will benefit leisure travellers, business travellers, and also those who live in other cities in Thailand. Leisure travellers include passengers from China to Thailand’s beach destinations such as Krabi and Phuket while business travellers may find the Yangon-Siem Reap or Yangon-Ho Chi Minh city route a convenient option. From Thailand, people who are living in Krabi, Chiang Mai or Phuket will be able to conveniently reach international destinations with ease,” added Khun Santisuk.

Thai AirAsia’s most popular routes that people self connect to include Macau-Phuket, followed by Guangzhou-Phuket and Chongqing-Phuket.

International passengers who are transiting to a domestic destination in Thailand (Chiang Mai, Phuket or Krabi) will be required to go through an immigration line upon their arrival in Bangkok, which is their first port of entry into the country. Meanwhile, visa requirements for the final destination still apply and airport taxes are still applicable at the origin destination.

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