Thai AirAsia taps Krabi potential

Posted on October 22, 2013

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Thai AirAsia will launch two new routes connecting Krabi to Singapore and Chiang Mai to boost tourism for the upcoming  peak season. The new route Krabi-Singapore will start 25 November, while Krabi-Chiang Mai will start 15 December.

The airline’s CEO, Tassapon Bijleveld, said AirAsia is forging ahead with the new routes to build connectivity in Thailand and neighbouring destinations.

“Krabi is a popular destination for both Thai and foreign tourists… we believe that connecting Krabi to a variety of other destinations will provide travellers with more travel options.”

In addition, flights between Bangkok and Krabi will increase to eight daily starting 25 November this year to spur tourism to the southern destination.

“While Bangkok-Krabi flights increase, it still does not match demand,” he said.

The additions ensure Thai AirAsia has the highest daily frequency to Krabi. One of the eight flights will serve Chiang Mai and another Singapore, while two services will be extend to Kuala Lumpur. Travellers can also connect to over 85 other destinations on AirAsia.

To celebrate the new routes, the airline offers discounts for bookings made by 27 October. Fares start at Bt690, inclusive of airport tax and fees for travel from Krabi to Chiang Mai 15 December to 5 August 2014.

A Bt990 fare is on offer from Krabi to Singapore 25 November to 5 August next year.

Flight schedule Krabi-Singapore

*Operate 25 November 2013

Flight schedule Karbi-Chiang Mai

*Operate 15 December 2013

Krabi

The capital of the province with the same name, Krabi is your gateway to a paradise island holiday. But wait, there’s more! Besides the main draw of sun, sea and sand, Krabi has also earned a reputation of being a top-notch destination amongst tourists for its wonderful national parks, cave monasteries, temples and sacred archaeology.

Top 5 Must Do’s

Beach-hopping

Beach-hopping

Clear waters coupled with soft fine sand, Krabi’s beaches guarantee a day of sheer fun in the sun. Ao Nang is the most convenient and centrally located but a short drive out is the less touristy Nopparat Beach, where the sands stretch out to an island during low tide. Hop on a longtail boat to the nearby beaches of Railay and Phra Nang, where more beachy fun awaits!

Koh Klang

Koh Klang

Enjoy the simple life of southern Thailand with a visit to the charming village island of Koh Klang. A tuk-tuk ride is the best way to see and experience the colourful wooden houses, blooming paddy fields, smiling local kids and endless greenery.

Khao Khanab Nam

Khao Khanab Nam

The journey to Khao Khanab Nam is an experience of its own. A longtail boat via Krabi River will lead to two limestone peaks, Krabi’s natural landmarks opening up to a cave that features magnificent stalagmites and stalactites.

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua)

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua)

The sprawling complex comprises the main temple, a pagoda that honours the Goddess of Mercy, a library, and little shops. If you have the stamina, climb the 1,237 steps that lead to the Khao Kaeo Peak where apart from the amazing 360-degree views of the town, the shore and the islands in the distance, you can also view a replica of Buddha’s footprint, the Pagoda of the Holy Relic, as well as a huge statue of Buddha.

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta

Perfect for families and those seeking a tranquil island holiday away from over-commercialism. Koh Lanta packs a quiet charm of its own, with attractions such as the Mu Koh Lanta National Park, the old town of Koh Lanta where elements of Chinese, Muslim and sea gypsies co-exist harmoniously, plus stunning beaches all around.

To and from Taoyuan International Airport
Transportation To Duration Fare
Taxi Krabi town 15 minutes THB 400
Ao Nang 30 minutes THB 600
Shuttle Bus Krabi town 20 minutes THB 120
Ao Nang 35 minutes THB 150
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